iPhone patent http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
USPTO has awarded the patent Apple has been after for years, the iPhone patent was awarded yesterday and it is so broad that, if exercised, it could drive all other phones off the US soil, at least.
"A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying a portion of page content, including a frame displaying a portion of frame content and also including other content of the page, on the touch screen display. An N-finger translation gesture is detected on or near the touch screen display. In response, the page content, including the displayed portion of the frame content and the other content of the page, is translated to display a new portion of page content on the touch screen display. An M-finger translation gesture is detected on or near the touch screen display, where M is a different number than N. In response, the frame content is translated to display a new portion of frame content on the touch screen display, without translating the other content of the page. "
Yes that is just the beginning, you can follow the patent link to get more information.
"This patent covers a kind of functionality without which it will be hard to build a competitive smartphone, Unless this patent becomes invalidated, it would allow Apple to stifle innovation and bully competitors." Florian Mueller, and his blog, lately we have been refering in all cases of current patent issues, have told PCMag.
U.S. patent number 7,966,578 via PCMAG