Round Apple watch Patent

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bigjnyc, May 9, 2018.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Not sure if this has been mentioned here yet, but looks like Apple won a patent for a round wearable device. This would make my day if the next Apple watch came in a round option. A round stainless steel Apple watch would look amazing imo

  2. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    Hasn't it MR yet, sure it will soon.

    I personally wouldn't like a round watch. I use digital faces and mostly text screens. I think it would be easier with standard rectangle. Plus, I think the watch would have to be larger to accommodate the same size text currently on my watch. IMHO
  3. Relentless Power, May 9, 2018
    Last edited: May 9, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I generally think Patents don’t always mean much of anything sometimes, because they are not always a reality what may or may not exist in the future. That said, the only thing I can say about a round Apple Watch, (As I would appreciate to have diversity)in terms of actually displaying information, a square interface is a main reason why Apple chose and its contemporary.

    Jony Ive has also commented in the past that a round design Apple Watch did not make sense to him, and that was approximate during the timeframe when he was interviewed with the launch of the Apple Watch, so I’m not convinced that anything will change when adding a round design under his leadership.
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I don’t see why they couldn’t offer a round option but I doubt if they ever will. :(
  5. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Agreed. I certainly wouldn't want the square version to go away as that is the preference of many people. but I think a round version would put a spark in the product and convince a few non-users to buy one.

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