Right here we go once more! Apple continues to be engaged on the concept sometime, it would determine to place a selfie digital camera inside the Apple Watch or supply one at as an attachment.
In a newly-updated patent submitting printed by the USA Patent Workplace in the present day, Apple writes of a “protrusion” for a digital camera positioned above the watch face.
Based on the submitting (through Apple Insider), the digital camera could be fairly succesful, slightly than an afterthought. The patent speaks of a 12-megapixel decision snapper with video of as much as 4K at 60-frames-per-second. Relatively than snapping hi-res pictures and movies, we’d think about the first goal of any digital camera would a fast selfie right here and there, or a FaceTime name, however helpful nonetheless.
Within the submitting Apple says the digital camera unit would nonetheless allow customers to take away the band, so it’d be attention-grabbing to see how Apple manages the array ought to it ever go down this route. In fact, there are third-party options accessible, just like the Wristcam which is MFi licensed.
Fairly actually, we’d be stunned if Apple ever did go down this route. It has had patents authorised for Apple Watch digital camera tech earlier than, with a earlier embodiment exhibiting a sensor inside the Digital Crown.
Even the patent itself speaks of how the addition of a digital camera “might lead to a cumbersome system which can hinder person efficiency, could also be uncomfortable to put on, or could also be unsuited for performing sure capabilities (e.g., a digital camera disposed inside a wearable digital system could also be awkward to place when capturing optical enter).”
Once more, we’d be significantly stunned if this truly got here to the fore, however the truth Apple continues to be engaged on it means it’s positively a risk if Apple can nail the execution to its sky excessive requirements.