The iWatch has taken a step closer to reality this week, as a patent granted to Apple and detailing a wrist-worn computer with a curved screen has been published.
Granted and subsequently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office and among a batch of 44 others, the patent outlines a device which could be a small device such as a smartwatch, pendant, headphones, or other wearable gadget.
However, any more details are a little vague, as the patent is for a concept design rather than an aesthetic design, so the sketches published may bear very little resemblance to any wearable Apple is working on.
The patent suggests the device could include a camera, light sensor , and a curved display like that on the Samsung Gear Fit.
Patents are often granted for products which never see the light of day, but given rumours of Apple working on a wearable have circled for well over a year, we’d be very surprised if the company wasn’t gearing up to enter the smartwatch market.
We’ll hopefully find out more at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which takes place in San Francisco in June and is where we’ll get our first glimpse at iOS 8, which is expected to work alongside a smartwatch.
Source: Patently Apple