A round Apple Watch could be a possibility. Apple was granted a patent for a round display that is likely intended for the Apple wearable.The design of the Apple Watch has hardly changed since it first launched in 2015, with each new generation keeping the rectangular body and display. But as Patently Apple points out, it's worth noting that this patent was initially filed after the original Apple Watch released, so it's not just a patent for an Apple product that never came to be. It's possible that Apple wanted to secure this patent as an alternative design, just in case it planned on making a round Apple Watch.The patent includes some images of what the circular display could look like. These images seem to depict a smartwatch, with straps and everything.Even though Apple was granted the patent, it doesn't guarantee that Apple will use the design. But Apple does have the design in its repertoire.Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.[Via Patently Apple] … [Read more...] about Apple is granted a patent for a round Apple Watch
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The impressive amount of attention that Motorola’s Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch R are receiving is clearly a sign that a lot of people like round smartwatches better than square ones (perhaps due to the fact that most classic wrist watches are round). This being said, we’re thinking that some Apple fans wished the iWatch Watch was round. But it just isn’t, instead offering a rectangular display. That, however, didn’t stop Korean fan Alcion from making a round Apple Watch concept.As you may know, Apple introduced a brand new iOS UI for its Watch - one that makes app icons round (and very small). Well, the round Watch concept that we mentioned above may suit this UI better than Apple’s real device. So maybe - just maybe - some of Apple’s next-generation Watches will have round displays. Of course, until next-generations arrive, we still have to wait quite a few months before the first Apple Watch hits the market (sometime in early 2015). Take a look … [Read more...] about This round Apple Watch concept may suit the UI better than the real device
posted on 11 Sep 2014, 00:01 34 1. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) Took someone a day to come out with a more attractive concept than the real Apple watch. Do they even bother to put any effort into design any more? posted on 11 Sep 2014, 00:11 12 4. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012) It's very easy to come out with concepts based on the real design....it's just a combination of moto 360 and the apple watch. posted on 11 Sep 2014, 01:07 5 7. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011) I'm pretty sure the making everything fit and work part is the engineers 22. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012) that's the reason why they work together, you can't fit the components in any design, the engineer needs to approve everything...creating a more attractive concept is easy but it's not practical. posted on 11 Sep 2014, 07:12 1 26. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) I'm going to have … [Read more...] about Comments for : This round Apple Watch concept may suit the UI better than the real device
Digging the squarish looks of the Apple Watch? Good, enjoy that while you can, as a recent patent application filed in by Apple with the USPTO hints that Cupertino could be entertaining the idea of coming up with a circular Apple Watch in the future.The patent description shows us a smartwatch that boasts a pretty traditional circular shape, similar to what most of Apple Watch's rivals have been rocking for a while. It makes sense that Apple could be looking forward to covering this niche as well, and a circular variant of its most personable wearable yet would fit quite nicely into its product lineup, though we find this unlikely at this point. Probably in a few years from now, eh, Apple?In order to avoid Moto 360-like flat tire looks, Apple wants to employ pixel rows and columns of varying lengths so that no space remains unused. Additionally, such a pixel arrangement of the wearable's display would save space and reduce crowding.As usual, applying for a patent does not … [Read more...] about Apple files a patent application for a circular wearable, round Apple Watch incoming?
posted on 01 Dec 2016, 05:53 16 1. AlikR (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Sep 2013) a patent for something that is already in production for years? impressive... posted on 01 Dec 2016, 19:00 2 22. ibend (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014) circular wearable already there for centuries actualy... patenting shape is just stupid :-/ posted on 01 Dec 2016, 06:03 15 2. Heisenberg (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Feb 2015) This company has lost it posted on 01 Dec 2016, 09:31 4 13. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013) Lost what? They never had anything to lose. posted on 01 Dec 2016, 06:19 16 3. ameran (Posts: 344; Member since: 04 Dec 2013) This is a joke. I am sure they are going to sue Samsung for Gear S series too. posted on 01 Dec 2016, 09:25 2 10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013) They will sue anyone with a wearable with a 360 degree shape. posted on 01 Dec 2016, 06:23 9 4. drifter77 (Posts: … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple files a patent application for a circular wearable, round Apple Watch incoming?