“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “In this particular report we cover Apple’s patent for making a curved touched display. The most likely use for such a display could be in the form of Apple’s future fitness-band (wrist computer or iWatch).”
“Although Apple’s ‘Detailed Description’ area of the patent describes the curved display in context to a future iPhone, the fact is that Apple’s patent claims don’t assign the curved display to a specific device. This means it’s applicable to any future device of their choosing within reason,” Purcher reports. “Of course the most realistic short-term device that may actually use this invention for a curved display is Apple’s fitness-band (computer band or iWatch).”
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