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Apple working on Google Glass rival?

Oh sure, you want to know about the latest iPhone 5 rumor or if Apple really going to come out with an Apple TV that’s not just a little black box, but what’s more exciting still is that Apple’s taking out patents on wearable computers, ala Google Glass.

According to Patently Apple, a site that tracks Apple’s patents, Apple has been toying with the idea of wearable computers since at least 2006. Indeed, wearable computers are far from a new idea. I first played with them in the 90s. But those were niche devices. It wasn’t until Google showed off with Google Glass in June 2012 at Google I/O that the idea of a heads-up computer display in your glasses captured the publics’ imagination.

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