The Apple Watch is easily among the best smartwatches on the market – if not the best, especially if you own an iPhone 13. But with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on its tail, Apple can’t afford to rest on its laurels. A new patent, discovered(opens in new tab) by AppleInsider, shows that Apple is hard at work on innovating for the Apple Watch, focusing on its most unique feature. The new apple watch has a lot of unexpected features included.
The Digital Crown, which facilities navigation around the watch while harking back to timepieces of times gone by, could be in for an unusual upgrade sometime in the future.
The patent in question(opens in new tab), recently granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, relates to adding a camera to a smartwatch. You read that right: a camera.
“A watch having a camera is disclosed,” the filing says in its abstract. “The watch can include a housing having a front side, a back side, and an attachment interface configured to couple to a watch band.”
“A camera can be mounted to the housing and configured to capture a picture of a scene through the back side of the housing. A display can be visible through the front side of the housing and configured to display the picture.”