Rumor: Future Apple Watch Could Get Flexible Screen


Apple was recently awarded a patent that suggests future Apple Watch models could get flexible screens (via MacRumors).

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The patent was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and shows a couple of designs. In one, the flexible watch would use microLEDs with a top side and bottom side.

image of flexible Apple Watch design

In a second design the flexible screen includes two display areas: One for the watch face and another extending to the watch band. Apple has shown interest microLED technology since at least 2014 when it acquired a microLED company called LuxVue.

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