Apple wants to save your sole; patent is for a ‘shoe wear-out’ detection system

Apple wants to save your sole; patent is for a ‘shoe wear-out’ detection system

In what may indicate an even closer tie with Nike, Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,578,927) for a “shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unit less activity accessment, and associated methods” that will tell you when your sneakers, boots, and shoes for running, soccer, and American football. This is Apple’s second patent for such an invention; the first was 9,578927.

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Apple patent involves a sensor to tell you when your shoe is wearing out

Apple patent involves a sensor to tell you when your shoe is wearing out

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20170164684) that would tell you, among other things, when your shoes are starting to wear out. If the patent ever comes to fruition, I would image it would involve the company’s ongoing partnership with Nike since I doubt we’re going to be seeing a line of Apple Shoes.

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New Nike "Day to Night" Apple Watch bands match your running shoes

New Nike "Day to Night" Apple Watch bands match your running shoes

While my AWT business partner Dennis Sellers is out for his daily run, he's missing out on the news that could make him a color-coordinated fashionista -- Nike has just announced a new collection of "Day to Night" Apple Watch bands that will match the designs of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoes. 

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AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

In today's Apple headlines:

  • An apology to listeners for a missing edit...
  • Nike appears to have inadvertently confirmed that the Apple Watch 2 will have built-in GPS
  • Instapaper is sold to Pinterest
  • Remember the story that said Apple had passed on purchasing Lyft? Well, apparently the company is not for sale, and Lyft is blaming Uber's CEO for the rumors
  • We tell you about a quick and ad-free way to check your download speeds for streaming
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IDC: the ‘wearables intender’ is tech savvy, social, and stylish

IDC: the ‘wearables intender’ is tech savvy, social, and stylish

International Data Corp. (IDC) found that wearables intenders (consumers who plan on purchasing a wearable product in the next six months) are tech savvy, highly social, and extremely style conscious. These consumers will lead the next wave of wearables adoption in the United States, according to the research group.

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