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Apple aims to make walking while texting much safer

US technology giant Apple has filed a patent that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user.

(File Image) A man crosses the street while looking at his phone. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Apples 'Transparent Texting' patent says: "The camera can be a rear-facing camera on the device".

It said video images will be displayed behind the text messaging session, with the user "less likely to collide with or stumble over an object."