Future Apple Watches may be able to automatically tell if you’re right or left-handed

Future Apple Watches may be able to automatically tell if you’re right or left-handed as evidenced by a new patent filing (number 20210014617) for “detecting user of a wearable device.”

It could also involve determining whether you’re wearing AirPods, AirPods Pro, or the AirPods Max. In other words, is the earphone/headphone being worn on the ear or in the ear. 

Apple says that knowing whether the electronic device is worn on the left or right limb, or in the right ear or the left ear can be helpful and can provide necessary information.

It involves an electronic device that can be worn by a user can include a processing unit and one or more sensors operatively connected to the processing unit. The processing unit can be adapted to determine an installation position of the electronic device based on one or more signals received from at least one sensor.