On Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent titled, “Electronic device having display with curved edges.” The name describes a technology used to design circular displays, which we believe can be featured on Apple’s smartwatch. The design also references a wristwatch in one of its illustrations. Also Read - iPhone 12 mini available under Rs 35,000 in India: Here’s how to get the deal
The patent also talks more about the challenges in designing a circular display and how to overcome some of the issues. It describes how a rectangular pixel array will not fit in a device with a circular frame. Furthermore, it also goes on to explain how Apple plans on working around that problem. Also Read - Some iPhone 13 users are facing pink screen issue: How to fix it
Though Apple Watch is our best guess, the patent also hints at using the technology in a smaller device, compared to a watch. This could include a wearable, like a pendant or headphones. Based on rumors about Apple working on AR and VR headsets, there is a good chance that the technology can be featured in their smartglasses too. It is also something that the patent suggests. Also Read - Your next gaming laptop, PC will be more expensive to buy: Here's why
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Of course, there is a good chance that we might not get to see a product based on the patent at all. Apple is known to apply for a ton of patents that they never actually got through with. However, there is a good chance that Apple might have been enticed by its Android competition. Also, knowing that Apple already has a plan set for designing a circular display, we might get to see a round-faced Apple Watch. Would you like to see Apple come up with a circular Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments below.