In a tense moment, the defense team and the prosecution await a final decision from the jury. As the jury foreman is about to issue the verdict, the defense attorney looks at her Apple Watch. “Your honor,” she exclaims. “I would like to ask to submit a piece of evidence I just came across that is crucial to this case…”

Fantasy? Most likely. But the idea of lawyers using smart watches in court isn’t far-fetched. Some lawyers have found them to be a viable alternative to smartphones, which some courts ban.

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