Future Apple Watch merchandise may robotically accessorise once you swap out their bands, based on a newly revealed patent software.
As noticed by Patently Apple, the granted U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace software means that an NFC module be added to the tip of Apple Watch bands. This can then robotically pair up with one within the Apple Watch when introduced collectively.
Following this bodily and digital pairing course of, the Apple Watch would robotically change its color scheme to match that of the band. Because it stands, you must undergo a comparatively laborious guide theme-changing course of if you wish to change your Apple Watch theme to swimsuit a brand new band.
It is also used to open particular apps, so a sporty band may open a well-liked health app, for instance. The patent software additionally factors out that the system could possibly be used to ‘authenticate’ official bands, providing a warning when a 3rd social gathering band is detected, and even disabling options on the Watch as a safety measure.
That final implementation doesn’t sound so good to us, given the proliferation of inexpensive Apple Watch bands on the market.
After all, proof of a patent software being accepted isn’t any assure of a function being carried out in future Apple merchandise. The corporate has at all times been far more prodigious with its ideas than with its precise function rollouts, which is appropriately.
It’s good to see Apple arising with some recent concepts for its smartwatch vary, nonetheless. Particularly when you think about what a minor improve the Apple Watch 8 proved to be.