“Apple Watch straps are covered with displays”
Apple foreshadowed an unconventional design by registering a먹튀검증 patent for a new smartwatch technology that is completely different from the current ‘Apple Watch’ design. It is expected that you will be able to see an Apple Watch with an elongated LCD screen filled with a display panel even to the watch strap that wraps around the wrist. AppleInsider, an
IT media outlet, recently reported that Apple could introduce an Apple Watch whose entire strap is a liquid crystal by applying a bendable display.
Earlier, in November 2019, Apple also registered a similar patent titled ‘Display Module and System Application’ with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The bendable display wraps around the center of the watch and the wrist strap.
Looking at the patent document, the entire area is covered with the display, with the boundary between the central part where the LCD screen of the existing watch was located and the watch strap surrounding the wrist disappearing. In fact, a long liquid crystal screen is implemented from top to bottom. It is expected that the amount of information that can be checked at once with the Apple Watch will increase.
However, it is noteworthy that the central part of the watch is circular like the Galaxy Watch, rather than the square symbolizing the existing Apple Watch.
At the time, as Apple registered the patent, various online communities and foreign media scrambled to come up with future Apple Watch designs.
As such, although Apple has secured a patent for the new design of the Apple Watch, it is still unknown whether it will actually be commercialized. Apple has never released a foldable or bendable IT device until now.
In particular, while the foldable smartphone market is growing explosively, centered on Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Z series, the foldable iPhone is still not news.
The industry predicts that Apple’s foldable iPhone will be released after 2024. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst specializing in Apple, said in a report in 2021 that Apple would release a foldable iPhone in 2024 at the earliest.
However, he corrected via his Twitter in May of last year that the release of the foldable iPhone would be in 2025. Accordingly, competition between Apple and Samsung Electronics for foldable phones is expected to intensify in two to three years.
The patent registration of the Apple Watch with a bendable display this time is also analyzed as a preemptive technology securing rather than an actual release in mind.