Currently, the Apple Watch is available only in a square, but now it seems that the Cupertino-based tech giant is working on something else which might just be a game-changer. According to a patent filed in USPTO, a circular Apple watch is in works.
What Is The Circular Apple Watch Patent About?
The patent was spotted by online publication Phone Arena. The patent is for an ‘Electronic device having display with curved edges’. The pictures in the filing seem that it will be an circular Apple watch.
The patent even mentions a pendant, glasses, and headphones which might be used for the device or as separate devices. This looks like Apple are looking to change the tide in the smart wearables market. the glasses look pretty good. There have been rumors about it in the past too that the company is working on AR glasses.
Obviously, a patent doesn’t always indicate that the product will come into the market. Some concepts are abandoned with time. New patents come a lot, but many disappear into the wilderness.
This patent was filed after the launch of the Apple Watch. It was filed in June 2015.
This is not a concept which the company threw away into the dark. It’s rather a new idea by Apple even after finalizing the Apple Watch’s shape. This doesn’t predict that the company will soon roll our circular watches. But it is realistic.
Other Apple Developments
It has also been reported that Apple will launch a compatible AR headset in 2020. It is being speculated that the headset will also be equipped with dual 8K displays and powerful in-house chips. The Apple VR headset will allegedly connect to a “box” system through short-range, high-speed wireless technology. The AR and VR wireless headset will also have a powerful in-house chip. The chip will be at the core of the box with a 5-nanometer processor. It will enable the headset’s high-speed and efficient performance. It will have several fitted cameras. The cameras will actively monitor surroundings. According to the report, everything will be made into the box.
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