“Digging the squarish looks of the Apple Watch? Good, enjoy that while you can, as a recent patent application filed in by Apple with the USPTO hints that Cupertino could be entertaining the idea of coming up with a circular Apple Watch in the future,” PhoneArena reports.

“The patent description shows us a smartwatch that boasts a pretty traditional circular shape, similar to what most of Apple Watch’s rivals have been rocking for a while,” PhoneArena reports. “It makes sense that Apple could be looking forward to covering this niche as well, and a circular variant of its most personable wearable yet would fit quite nicely into its product lineup.”

“In order to avoid Moto 360-like flat tire looks, Apple wants to employ pixel rows and columns of varying lengths so that no space remains unused,” PhoneArena reports. “Additionally, such a pixel arrangement of the wearable’s display would save space and reduce crowding.”

Illustration from Apple patent application of a wearable with a round face

Illustration from Apple patent application of a wearable with a round face

 
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MacDailyNews Take: This is not necessarily for an Apple Watch. It could be for another Apple wearable, as hinted at by Tim Cook.

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