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Apple patents a small round screen, but it’s not for what you think

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Seeing the image that accompanies the new Apple patent that has been discovered, you might think so. ” That looks like a round Apple Watch “. You are not alone: all media describe this small circular panel as such. Its edges would be curved and the pixels would be displayed in a symmetrical way to gain efficiency.

Apple patents a small round screen, but it’s not for what you think
Apple patents a small round screen, but it’s not for what you think

The patent has now been discovered, but was registered in January 2016. That puts us in a time when the first Apple Watch was already on many people’s wrists, understanding that its rectangular screen was going to be the look of the wearable from now on. So… why record this circular screen?

The clue is found in the description of the patent itself, which indicates that the display could also be used in “earrings”, headphones or “devices that are put on the users’ head” . From here we can imagine collars with sensors, AirPods or other headphones with small screens on the outside or indicative panels on the hypothetical augmented reality glasses that the company is developing.

Of course, this may also have been a discarded attempt to transform the Apple Watch into a round clock, but the multiple applications described in the document make it a wild card for various ideas that may be had in the future .

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