“Apple is looking to turn Apple Watch into an automated iPhone command and control module, as a patent application published Thursday details a method by which the wearable monitors, compares and adjusts handset audio output on the fly,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s ‘Volume control for mobile device using a wireless device’ application is a narrowly worded invention describing an Apple Watch implementation for automatically adjusting an iPhone’s alert volume, or other characteristics, based on ambient sound samples,” Campbell reports. “Such a system has obvious benefits in loud environments where alerts might not cut through environmental chatter, and would play well in quiet situations by silencing disturbing ringtones or alerts.”
Campbell reports, “In addition, because the Watch is positioned on a user’s body it is more accurate than an identical sound regulation mechanism built directly into iPhone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, we want this capability ASAP!