When Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs introduced the revolutionary iPhone back in 2007, he proudly announced that it was protected by over 200 patents. The thing was that there was never a single knockout patent filing that covered the iPhone in its totality at one point in time. It was painfully drawn out of several years, piece by piece. Flashing forward to last February, Apple revealed a stunning wristband computer concept that could double as a next generation smartwatch. That patent application provided us with a grand overview of this next generation device. Today, Apple provides us with one of the first installments that might be found in their future device. Today's patent application details a next generation pedometer step detection system for a wrist related device.