Apple Inc. files for wrist computer, watch patent
dpaSAN FRANCISCO -- Days after reports that Apple is planning a watch-computer hybrid, images emerged Thursday of a patent filing by the company for a wrist bracelet with a flexible touchscreen.
February 23, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The patent application, discovered by Appleinsider.com, described a device that boasts a flexible display along the entire length of the bracelet which conforms to the user's wrist via a snap mechanism.
Filed in August 2011, the patent application envisages the bracelet as an accessory to a smartphone, to which it would be linked via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to show relevant information on what would appear as an uninterrupted screen around the users' wrist.
The device would also include sensors such as a gyroscope and accelerometer to aid in orienting the information to the user. The patent envisages that kinetic and solar power devices could be included on the bracelet to help boost battery power.