Apple's iWatch revealed in patent application?
posted by Alan F. / Feb 21, 2013, 2:14 PM
According to the patent, and images obtained by Patently Apple, the device would use a slap bracelet to wrap around your wrist. Power could come from the use of solar and kinetic energy. According to the patent application, "Active communication between an accessory and a portable electronic device can be accomplished wirelessly. For example, a wireless data connection such as the 5 GHz 802.11n protocol can provide sufficient data transmission bandwidth to transmit a high quality video stream." The application also explains how this device, being worn on the arm, could provide a traveler with a look at a map with a "flick of the wrist." Blinking lights on the edge of the display could alert users to an event.
According to Apple, the device can also be used as a light for night time bike riding while wrapped around an arm or leg. And a gyroscope or accelerometer helps orient the screen correctly.
It seems that everyone has been waiting for Apple's next innovation. This could be it.
source: USPTO via PatentlyApple
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It'll be interesting to see if this does come to fruition this year. Of course when it actually does Apple will make sure the world knows its the first of 2 big things: A. The first ever watch,a new innovative apple invention B. The very first smart watch ever. Either way personally I don't they will be a big seller,the reaction if seen to the Sony smart watch and been poor. That saying if its got an apple sign on it anywhere than perhaps the Ifans will buy it in the millions
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:21 PM 10
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fyi there has been smart watches already. Actually apple will market it as the best smart watch ever, from apple. yes we made our watch as a rectangle and used the same 6 yr old operating system
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:28 PM 5
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I (kinda) told you so ...this article a year ago ... > Renowned French designer is reportedly working with Apple on a ‘revolutionary’ new project Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 12:05, by John V. > post #23. frmrVZguy posted on 13 Apr 2012, 15:20 This is a pure guess, but the next really interesting tech is flexible displays; and an art-sy kind of guy might just be able to obtain a pre-production-ready example with the aid of a company with $600billion dollars in assets. The new 'electronic Chihuly'?.... Apple-style......that would wow me....
posted on Mar 10, 2013, 3:23 PM 0
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Why does everyone think Apple invents everything? A. So not new innovative. (Google: smart watch) B. It is not the very first smart watch ever. (Google: smart watch) The 'i'm watch Android smart watch' looks to be the 1st "true" smart watch. You can buy the i'm watch now. It looks like Apple seen some things at CES and ripped them off. Next they patent, then they sue.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:36 PM 7
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how on earth do you guys not read the sarcasm in andro's post? first, his username is andro. second, 'the first ever watch' isnt going to be a serious apple claim. no offense (seriously), but is english your native language?
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:44 PM 10
Yes, Apple must have seen something at CES, then used their time machine to go back to 2011 to file the patent.Your credibility is somewhere between that of a used car salesman and a career politician. Fanboys like you, on all sides, make these sites a toxic wasteland of verbal diarrhea and blind, unreasoning hatred.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 4:26 PM 0
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Unless Apple can provide something truly new that we didn't know we 'needed' but ultimately couldn't live without, I don't think an iWatch is going to be the salvation the company needs. A number of attempts have been made to reinvent the watch, including a number of attempts at a smart watch. They all have come up a bit short to date. Maybe Apple knows what we need. Time will tell.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 3:01 PM 0
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looks good but can it show the time......lol
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:22 PM 1
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We dont need watches (unless its a rolex of corse) all we used to do with watches in the stone ages can now be done with smartphones k!
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:31 PM 4
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That was what I was wondering. What is there that an iWatch can do that an iPhone (or GS III/IV or L920 or other smartphone) can't do that is a compelling value proposition? Strapping it around my ankle for a light while I am riding my bike is NOT a compelling value proposition.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 3:05 PM 0
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You guys decide to do an article about this but not the chromebook pixel.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:36 PM 2
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The watch relates to Apple's next mobile device, which just so happens to have similar features to their phones if the patents are anything to go by. It's relevant to the site. The Chromebook though? It's a PC. This isn't a PC website. Phone Arena doesn't cover computing news. At best they'll mention Windows 8 in tandem with Windows phones and tablets because it's relevant.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 2:57 PM 1
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