The US Patent and Trademark Office has officially published 47 new patents granted to Apple, including ones related to the Apple Watch. One of the documents also covers a potential push to talk feature for the iPhone.

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The Apple Watch patents are mostly focused on watch bands, for the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Edition and regular version. There are 3 versions of straps mentioned: Link bracelet, Sport Band and Modern Buckle. Other patents cover an older model iMac, with a white plastic design and a “Copy” icon. Back to the “push to talk” thing, this service covers a system and method for Push to Talk service to another user via a wireless data packet network.

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Verizon was behind most of the Push to Talk initiatives in USA, describing it as the ability to communicate instantly, at the touch of a single button on the phone. It serves mostly companies, allowing a person to make group calls with up to 50 team members, if needed. Pretty impressive, right?

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via patently apple