apple-dndWhile Samsung looks on enviously in Nokia’s direction at the number of patents that they hold, here we are with yet another patent revealed by Apple, where it will adjust iOS notifications that are based on a user’s physical activity. This would include sending the iPhone into silent mode, or perhaps the unicorn-like iWatch being silenced whenever the wearer happens to be exercising. Alternatively, this patent might bug the wearer to start sweating it out should it detect a prolonged period of inactivity.

The fitness-focused concepts were spotted in a new Apple patent application that was published earlier this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This patent was called “Method and Apparatus for Automatically Adjusting the Operation of Notifications Based on Changes in a Physical Activity Level,” where it tells how the iPhone could play a more active or passive role, depending on the existing circumstances.

The “Do Not Disturb” mode that Apple introduced to its iOS platform alongside iOS 6 would come in handy, as some of us do get a wee bit forgetful at times. After all, you certainly do not want to have your smartphone ringing while you are busy with the treadmill trying to burn off those unwanted calories, right?

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