Since the product’s inception, Apple has adhered steadfastly to a single design for the Apple Watch. In point of fact, the most recent generation is virtually indistinguishable from the one before it. It retains its square shape, and the dimensions of the case have remained mostly unchanged. If Apple hadn’t brought it to our attention, we probably wouldn’t have noticed that it had shrunk in thickness ever so slightly during the course of its existence.
But imagine if the Apple Watch was spherical instead of square.
The Cupertino company is the owner of a patent that was submitted approximately one and a half years ago and is named “Electronic Equipment Featuring Screen With Curved Edges.” Given that the document makes reference to a watch, it is not an unreasonable assumption to hypothesize that the technology could be included in the wrist wearable that the company is developing.
It is important to note that this is not the first patent that Apple has applied for in this category. There were two options, and one of them called for a single display that covered both the front and the strap and was round, seamless, and flexible.
However, what would something like that look like? If these phone industry concept photos are any indication, it would be stunningly beautiful.
According to this conception, the item in question would have a circular micro-LED display. It would come with built-in support for monitoring sleep and a battery life of forty-eight hours.
Even though the Cupertino company has been awarded these patents, that does not necessarily guarantee that Apple will actually implement the design into one of their products. The business puts in a lot of patent applications, but most of them don’t work out in the end.
Expecting a round Series 6 Watch is a bit of a stretch of the imagination. It is possible that it will be several years before we have access to a device of this kind. Let’s hope that the Phone Industry is not far off from the mark in its predictions in the event that Apple one day decides to provide a round option.