Apple Allegedly Working On Smartwatch With Wraparound Display

Mar 25, 2021
Apple Watch Wraparound Display
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Apple is reportedly working on a new design for the Apple Watch, including a rounded watch face, wrap-around flexible display, and digitally-customizable watch bands.

According to MacRumors, a patent titled “Display Module and System Applications” was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The document outlines how a flexible display could span the entire watch face and the band of a smartwatch for a transformational new Apple Watch design.

The smartwatch would feature a foldable screen that folds around the screen, extending the display all the way to the watch bands

“In one embodiment, the wearable electronic device is a smartwatch including a watch face, band, and clasp,” according to the patent.

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“A flexible display panel may be integrated into the smartwatch so that it spans both the watch face and band.”

Packed with industry-leading health and fitness tools, Apple Watch has dominated one of the key wearable segment, leading the smartwatch category with a 51 per cent global share in 2020 and further cementing its position in the Indian market.