An “iTime” patent has been granted to Apple
We could be only months away from the release of the iWatch and there is still a lot of speculation swirling around, but fortunately a patent has just been granted that gives Apple fans a look at what the company has been working on for the past three years.
The iTime patent looks quite a lot like the wrist accessories that were sold with the iPod Nano in recent years. In contrast, however, there are a great deal of features built into the wristband itself that are going to enable the iWatch to track data and share it without relying solely on the device alone.
According to the patent, the wristband and device are going to feature accelerometers, GPS modules, haptic feedback mechanisms, as well as wireless communication packages. These will all enable the device to not only process information on its own, but communicate with other Apple products that you have. This includes sharing phone calls, text messages, social media updates, and more.
There is also an interesting feature that includes wrist gestures for control. Even without using your fingers, it will be possible to control Apps through taps, shakes, or bouncing. For instance, you could answer a call with a shake of the wrist or you could deny it with a different combination.
The patent doesn’t give us a better look at the finished product, though. It is expected that there will be a release in the Fall, with production starting in the coming months.
Source: Apple Balla