A new patent, filed by the Cupertino company, details a gesture-based method of exchanging files, including contact information with a simple handshake.
The AirDrop-like file exchange, first spotted by Patently Apple, is said to includes gestures of shaking hands, hugging, patting the other person's back and, of course, fistbumping.
All of this is feasible in the current Apple Watch thanks to its Bluetooth and NFC chips. But the patent notes a camera and audio jack, too, hinting at an Apple Watch 2.
A nod and high-five to business cards
This Apple Watch patent is actually nod and a high-five to technology that has used this sort of quick information exchange before, in an effort to eliminate business cards.
Google acquired a company called Bump for its popular smartphone-gesture-enabled app of the same name, but discounted it last year.
What the Apple Watch patent could do differently is tell the difference between work-related event greetings and social event greeting, with different data exchanged in each environment.
Of course, like all patents, there's no guarantee that this greeting exchange will ever be used in the current Apple Watch or the Apple Watch 2.
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