How will future versions of the Apple Watch evolve? It is difficult to predict, but perhaps the registration of the latest patent by Tim Cook’s team will give us a clue . As you know, one of the most striking features of the clock when it comes to notifications is its tactical engine, which makes the device vibrate when it has to announce something or confirm a function.
Well, this patent provides for this motor to be transferred to the belt of the Apple Watch, for what purpose? The main objective would be to make the watch noticeably thinner on the chassis, although we assume that the range of vibrations and notifications could also be higher as there is more surface for this.
The patent refers to exactly one “haptic response strap” along which to receive notifications while reducing, as we noted, the thickness of the watch body. The document includes mechanical parts, but no electromagnetic technology that prevents the strap from moving freely on the wearer’s wrist.
The idea behind this patent would also reside in extending the range of notifications , which would all be logically managed from the watch which in turn would be connected by cable to the haptic motors of the strap. It is not very clear where the belt manufacturers would be in all this, but at the end of the day, it is still a patent registration that may end up in nothing in the future.