Apple filed a patent for an all-in-one device that can work as a PDA, an iPod, an iPad, an iPhone or a camera. The figures below show various GUIs corresponding the various applications.
The multi-functional hand-held device has a few physical buttons, keys, or switches so that its display size can be substantially increased. The device incorporates a user-configurable GUI for each of the multiple functions of the devices, including PDA, music player, video player, cell phone, game player, GPS receiver or a remote control.
Publication number: US 20160070399
Patent Title: Multi-Functional Hand-Held Device
Publication date: 10 Mar 2016
Filing date: 12 Nov 2015
Inventors: Steven P. HOTELLING;
Original Assignee: Apple Inc.