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According to Christian Zibreg of 9to5Mac, Apple’s latest patent is one that pairs you up with people in the vicinity if they have similar interests as yours.It might just work — Apple already has plenty of data about you. Apps, books, and music you’ve purchased. Even your address. These tidbits could be just enough to get a stale conversation going with a stranger.
Have a look at the official patent, which aims to curb the “substantial amount of time and effort” required for “identifying new persons with common interests for friendships.”
There are already a few apps that do this like How About We.
Add that to the list of apps Apple keeps killing with advancements in iOS.
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