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Apple Patents Integrated Heart Rate Monitor For Smartphones, Hover Touch Sensors

Techcrunch: Apple has been issued a couple new patents by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), including one for hover touch sensing the likes of which we’re starting to see rolled out in Android-powered devices lately like the Samsung Galaxy S4. Another patent issued today covers an embedded heart rate monitor that could add one more sensor to the iPhone, with potential for biometrics and fitness apps.

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