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Apple secures new iWatch patent

Apple secures new iWatch patent

Tech giant reveals more information about its wearable device


As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has landed a new patent covering a “wrist-worn electronic device” for the upcoming launch of its iWatch

Today, Apple was granted U.S. PatenNo. 8,787,006, covering an electronic wristwatch that can also work in conjunction with other portable devices or on its own.  

In the patent, the electronic wristband is described to feature a touchscreen display that can be "configured to present visual information to the user and to receive user input from the user." The patent also covers the methods of determining user input, which will be based on the wearers arm or wrist gestures, being able to "provide a physical alert".

According to the patent, " the gesture might be a single shake (or bounce, tap, etc.) of the user's wrist for one user input option (e.g., accept incoming call), and might be a pair of shakes (or bounces, taps, etc.) for another user input option (e.g., decline incoming call)."

As the watches due date looms closer, all one can do now is wait until its October release. 

 

 

 

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