Apple copying Nintendo's Wiimote?

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reports that a patent has been filed by Apple for a device that appears to mimic the functionality of Nintendo's Wii Remote.

The patent reads: ‘The absolute x- and y-positions of [the] remote control can be used, for example, in video games to position a user's character or to otherwise track the movement of the remote control in a user's environment.' contacted Apple for a response, but the firm declined to comment.

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