Apple reinvents the slap bracelet for ‘iWatch’

A patent application filed by Apple has offered insight into the potential form and function of an iWatch.

The documents released by the US Patent and Trademark Office reveal the form to be a variation on the nineties playground terrorism device, the slap bracelet, while the function will most likely be a smorgasbord of tasks that can be accomplished via a touchscreen.

According to the filing the wearer could use the display to accomplish a number of things including: “adjusting the order of a current playlist, or reviewing a list of recent phone calls. A response to a current text message can even be managed given a simple virtual keyboard configuration across the face of the flexible display.”

From the filing, what has been dubbed the “iWatch” isn’t really a watch, more a portable electronic device that happens to be worn on the wrist and could tell you the time if you wanted it to.

The wearable video device comprises “a flexible substrate having a flat state and a curled state” and “a flexible display disposed upon a first surface of the flexible substrate, wherein in the curled state the flexible substrate conforms to an appendage of the end-user.”

via Apple reinvents the slap bracelet for ‘iWatch’ (Wired UK).

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