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MANAGEMENT OF FILES IN A PERSONAL
COMMUNICATION DEVICE
Jun. 7, 2011
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(75) Inventors: Christopher R. Wysocki, Los Gatos,
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Imran Chaudhri, San Francisco, CA
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(73) Assignee: Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
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Notice:
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 784 days.
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portable Wireless communication device are disclosed. The
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