US 9,811,202 B2
Electronic touch communication
Freddy Allen Anzures, San Francisco, CA (US); Imran Chaudhri, San Francisco, CA (US); Alan C. Dye, San Francisco, CA (US); Jonathan P. Ive, San Jose, CA (US); Duncan Robert Kerr, San Francisco, CA (US); Nicholas V. King, San Jose, CA (US); Kevin Lynch, Woodside, CA (US); Gregory Novick, San Francisco, CA (US); Daniel Trent Preston, San Jose, CA (US); Monica Jenkins, San Francisco, CA (US); and Lawrence Y. Yang, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 7, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/345,130.
Application 15/345,130 is a continuation of application No. 14/839,921, filed on Aug. 29, 2015, granted, now 9,489,081.
Application 14/839,921 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2015/034609, filed on Jun. 7, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/129,955, filed on Mar. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/044,961, filed on Sep. 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0168707 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0484 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06T 11/20 (2006.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01); G06F 3/048 (2013.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); F16M 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/0416 (2013.01) [F16M 13/00 (2013.01); G06F 3/016 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); G06F 3/048 (2013.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); G06F 3/04842 (2013.01); G06F 3/04845 (2013.01); G06F 3/04847 (2013.01); G06F 3/04883 (2013.01); G06T 11/20 (2013.01); H04L 51/066 (2013.01); H04L 51/10 (2013.01); H04M 1/72555 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04104 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04806 (2013.01); H04L 51/32 (2013.01)] 54 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
at an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, the electronic device configured to communicate with an external device associated with a contact:
displaying a drawing area associated with the contact;
detecting a user input on the drawing area;
determining whether the user input is a single-finger touch input or a multiple-finger touch input; and
in accordance with a determination that the user input is a single-finger touch input, sending data to the external device associated with the contact, the data representing the single-finger touch input; and
in accordance with a determination that the detected user input represents a multiple-finger touch input, sending data to the external device associated with the contact, wherein sending the data triggers the external device to display a visual indicator corresponding to the multiple-finger touch input, further wherein:
sending the data representing the single-finger touch input triggers the external device to display a visual representation that is different than the visual indicator, without displaying the visual indicator, and
sending the data representing the multiple-finger touch input triggers the external device to display the visual indicator, without displaying the visual representation.