Apple Will Bring 3rd Party Widgets To Notification Center

iOS 5 was introduced just weeks ago and with it came Notification Center! Up until now, everyone has assumed that Apple will be the only source for Notification Center widgets (there are currently two, Stocks and Weather).

A recently uncovered patent filed by Apple in 2007 makes Apple’s intentions crystal clear:

And given the date this patent was filed, it does’t see too farfetched – considering Apple was just granted rights to a patent that deals with mobile multitouch displays.

Stay tuned for coverage on more Apple patents!