“Apple is working on a smart watch. Any lingering doubts about that notion took a further hit yesterday when a patent filing for such a device surfaced, adding more fuel to an already frenzied fire of speculation,” John Paul Titlow writes for ReadWrite.

“According to the filing, Apple has conceived a watch-like device with a flexible, touchscreen display and the ability to connect to other devices (like your iPhone) via a wireless protocol, probably Bluetooth 4,” Titlow writes. “The patent filing describes a ‘wearable video device’ that functions just like the slap bracelets that were popular among kids in the early 1990s.”

Titlow writes, “The patent is just the latest evidence that Cupertino plans to move into wearable computing via our wrists, rather than starting with something more intrusive like glasses, as Google is doing.”

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