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Apple patent application reveals 'slap wrap' iWatch' with 'flexible touchscreen' display
ANI
London, February 22, 2013
First Published: 18:04 IST(22/2/2013)
Last Updated: 16:11 IST(6/5/2013)

A patent application filed by Apple has revealed that its iWatch could the 'slap wrap' mechanism to mount a flexible touchscreen on a user's wrist.


The report comes after tidal waves of rumours and speculation on exactly what an iWatch might be like.

According to the Daily Mail, US patent application filed by Apple in August 2011, specified the technology for a 'wearable accessory device' with a 'flexible display'.

It describes: 'A wearable video device comprising: a flexible substrate having a flat state and a curled state [and] a flexible display disposed upon a first surface of the flexible substrate.'

According to the paper, the wrist band type device described in the patent application would attach to users' wrists using the same kind of mechanism as a slap wrap toy.

Popular among youngsters in the late Eighties and early-Nineties, slap wraps are bracelets consisting of layered, flexible stainless steel bi-stable spring bands sealed within a fabric or plastic cover.

The bracelet can be straightened out, causing tension within the springy metal bands, then slapped against a wearer's forearm, causing the bands to spring back into a curve that wraps around the wrist.

Popular among youngsters in the late Eighties and early-Nineties, slap wrap s are bracelets consisting of layered, flexible stainless steel bi-stable spring bands sealed within a fabric or plastic cover.

According to the paper, the application also said that information generated on the device can be displayed on either the host device display or the flexible display.


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