Inside Apple’s smartwatch design, which features a camera that can take “spy pictures” from the wrist
A smartwatch with a camera that will enable users to quickly take pictures from their wrists has been granted a patent by Apple.
On February 7, Apple patented a design for a smartwatch with a camera to improve its already cutting-edge device.
What will it look like?
The camera would be placed on the bottom of the watch, according to illustrations from the patent document.
However, since the wristband’s top and the watch are both detachable, users wouldn’t need to remove the gadget to use the camera.
This would make it simple for the wearer to separate both parts, take a quick photo, and then quickly reassemble the watch.
According to the patent, “the camera includes an image sensor disposed in relation to a field of view of the camera and the scene to be captured” behind the housing’s bottom cover.
“The camera has a FOV pointing out the bottom side of the housing so that pictures of a scene may be taken when the housing is removed from the wrist,” it said in the next sentence.
A camera or sensor in or on a button, the top side of the housing, the sidewall, or a crown is another possible design.
Apple has previously filed a patent application for a watch that includes a camera.
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