Could This Patent Be The Reason For The Hidden Diagnostic Port?

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  1. macness macrumors 6502a

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    These patents for straps with embedded batteries would make sense..
     

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  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe. There are a lot of potential uses.

    We're not sure that production models will have the port, though?
     
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  4. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    Do you really see Apple releasing such an accessory? I don't.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Maybe not as an accessory, but possibly as a core feature of a future version of the watch. Remember that Apple just released the new 12" Macbook with a very intricate battery design. In the absence of a revolution in battery tech, I could totally see Apple thinking out of the box to significantly increase battery life.
     
  6. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    The thought did occur to me, but if the batteries were in the band, it would seem to make it impossible to have swappable bands, and bands of the type that Apple seems to be going for.
     
  7. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe geared more towards the sport bands or casual bands like the leather loop.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple can sell me all the accessories and bands they want. Just don't touch the Apple watch hardware for a few years.
     
  9. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    word
     
  10. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

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    Double that :D
     
  11. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    That's a great idea. How about some induction charging on the bands? Watch ran out of battery? No problem, change out for another band. They would have a induction charging plate for you to just lay your watch or bands on. :D

    Want to wear your watch while you sleep? No problem. If you wake up with low battery, change bands.

    It's like having a camera. Just swap out batteries if you need. If only Apple thought of that for the iPhone.
     
  12. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Neat idea, but that would make the band too heavy and during heavy use it would get too warm.
     

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