Apple is considering adding TWO cameras to its Apple Watch wristband, the patent reveals
- Apple received a patent for a camera mounted on a wristband
- The camera would be attached to the end of the wrist strap and could be placed
- A patent shows that the company can also install a second camera for a greater range
- It is unclear whether the company intends to act according to its patent
A new patent reveals that a long-awaited addition to the Apple Watch could come in a form that nobody expected.
According to a patent Apple is today interested in adding a camera to its hitherto camera-less watch, or rather, on the device's wristband.
As first reported by 9to5Mac, the idea seems to mean that a camera module must be placed inside an end of the wrist band that is flexible enough to point in a desired direction.
With the help of a movable wristband, Apple can solve one of the biggest problems with its Apple Watch.
WHAT DOES THE CAMERA PATENT FROM APPLE DO?
In a new patent granted to Apple, the company is considering adding a camera to the wristband of the watch.
The camera would be positionable, allowing wearers to position and frame their photos.
A patent reveals that the company will also ensure that it does not add one, but two cameras that can help create captured 360-degree video and make the device more user-friendly.
Once the module is positioned and a user is ready to take a photo, part of the wristband can be & # 39; pinched & # 39 ;, receive a verbal command – presumably via iOS voice assistant, Siri – or on a press the button attached to the watch side according to the patent.
To help maintain its shape, Apple is also trying to equip its wristband with a movable & # 39; core & # 39; filled with metal, liquid or other mechanical functions.
& # 39; In some embodiments, the extension portion of the camera watch smoke may retain its shape after being manipulated and released by a user to maintain a camera direction set by the user relative to the rest of the smartwatch & # 39 ;, the patent.
To make things even more difficult, Apple is also planning to add not one, but two optical sensors to its wristband, allowing users to take the selfie style of photos and even create 360-degree video.
As is the case with all patents, Apple's plans for its watch are still just an idea, but according to the date of submission of the camera-mounted camera – which was originally installed in 2016 – the company has had time to to chew it up.
Like many other companies, Apple is struggling with declining sales from its iPhones around the world.
It may seem strange that one of Apple's flagship products still has to be equipped with a camera, one of the biggest selling points of mobile phones, but charging the Apple Watch – or any wearable – with a camera has come up with different challenges.
Among them: where exactly would the company mount a camera?
Installing a camera on the face of the watch, although the most obvious place, would in fact be the ability of a wearer to take a photo in front, the ability to see the screen and the photo to make them disappear.
The recent patent seems to resolve that solution and much more, making an Apple Watch less likely to become a partner and more a usable sit-in for its iPhone.
It is worth noting that Apple is already suffering from one significant decline in the sale of its iPhone & # 39; s, which hit a 30 percent drop in April, a statistic that can put pressure on the company to offer its customers more value.
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