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Apple is trying out flexible display ideas for next-generation Apple Watch and wearables

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Apple is trying out flexible display ideas for next-generation Apple Watch and wearables

It's called the Apple Watch, but it's going to be more of an Apple Bracelet if these newly unearthed patent drawings are anything to go by! They imply Team Cupertino is fooling around with "wearable, rollable, and foldable displays," exploring the possibilities of OLED technology while searching for the next big thing.

Apple's vision allows for unconventional approaches, including bezel-free designs and units with embedded communication modules for wireless connectivity. For now, though, the company is focused on interchangeable smart bands, such as one with a built-in glucose monitor.

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posted on 18 May 2017, 14:23 1

1. kiko007 (Posts: 5188; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Neat, I guess.

posted on 18 May 2017, 14:40 9

2. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 216; Member since: 01 May 2017)


So should it be a Apple version of a Fitbit or Gear Fit

posted on 18 May 2017, 15:49 1

3. ahmuzencab (Posts: 170; Member since: 12 May 2017)


Meh...

posted on 18 May 2017, 15:51 5

4. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 344; Member since: 11 May 2013)


flexible displays on any type of mobile device is copying samsung LOL...jus like the ipencil, oled screen, iris scanner, and a whole bunch of other so called gimmicks by iphony fans LOL

posted on 18 May 2017, 16:19

5. BradyCrack (Posts: 824; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Damn though, If apple makes something like that into a real product it'd be cool asf. I hope it'll be just as practical as it is awesome looking

posted on 18 May 2017, 16:32

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The Apple Watch is a good wearable, but it's the fitness app that I like a lot on it. They just need to allow you to view total calories, and workout logs, from the watch. Good watch, with good battery life.

posted on 18 May 2017, 17:59 1

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


These things are already at the pinnacle of design and capability do to size.

Any fancy features and batterylife is dismal.

They are just toys at best.

posted on 18 May 2017, 18:35

8. toukale (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


To quote someone much smarter than me "Every great and transformative tech always start as a toy at the beginning." The mainframe folks thought the pc was a toy at the start. Same thought when laptop came along, same was said about the iPhone, and look where its template have gotten us. You are not the first and you certainly won't be the last.

posted on 18 May 2017, 19:41 1

9. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 274; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


Screen will still be too small no matter what they do unless there's a breakthrough with technology like holographic projection.

posted on 18 May 2017, 21:57

10. cnour (Posts: 1396; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


The others will follow.

posted on 18 May 2017, 23:31

11. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1045; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Icopy copying again I see....

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