Hold the phone -- Apple wants to let you know when it's time to buy your next pair of shoes.
In a recently published patent application, the tech giant has proposed embedding sensors in footwear that would track the wearer's activity and send a notification when it's time for a new pair. The application describes a "Shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods."
The application's summary describes the system thus:
A body bar sensing system for sensing movement of a body bar may be provided. The body bar sensing … Read more