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Apple patents for a new microLED rollable display for its future Apple Watch

Feb 18, 2019, 2:00 pm

It seems like Apple is not only focusing on its upcoming iPhones but is also planning to make the Apple Watch better. The Cupertino-based company has patents recently for a rollable flexible display indicating some innovations for the future Apple Watch.

According to details of the patents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the company could be working on rollable, foldable displays for the next watch. The images of the diagram depict a new design with a continuous flexible display that goes across the case and the band.

Apple Watch PatentThe curved display spans the entire watch face and band, turning it into one sizeable OLED surface, which can be used to display additional information. The bigger OLED surface would not only add functionality throughout the entire band but would also allow changing the watch color on the go.

Flexible displays have made to its peak in recent years because they offer several advantages over mobile glass displays, including better durability, lighter weight, and thinner dimensions. This design of the display substrate extends beyond the watch face and ramifies out into the smartwatch band, transforming the band into an extended display area with touch-sensitive capacity.

Right now do not expect anything to hit the market anytime soon. This is just a patent, and we are not sure whether this will ever hit the market or not.

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