Whether you love or hate the skeumorphic design employed in the iBooks app on Apple’s iOS devices, you have to admit that the somewhat realistic effect of the turning pages is quite a pretty one. Well it seems that if you were hoping to see what effect employed on other non-iOS devices in the future, you might not be able to as Apple has been granted a patent for the curling pages turning animation. Of course Apple could always license that patent out, but given that it is somewhat unique, we doubt that they will. For those wondering, the curling effect can also be found in iOS 6 with other apps as well, such as Maps in which the curl will reveal more options, and Calendar. In any case what do you guys think of the page curling animation anyway? Would you rather your pages flip instantly or did you like that touch of realism?

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