A next-gen Apple Watch band could magnetically attach to Macs and appliances

“Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an all-new Apple Watch band that is magnetic-based,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The invention relates to a magnetic wristband operable to both secure Apple Watch to the user’s wrist in one configuration while protecting the Apple Watch while it’s not being worn in another configuration,” Purcher reports. “The new Apple Watch band could be configured to act as a stand or be attachable magnetically to a MacBook, iMac or other device and/or appliance such as a kitchen fridge.”

“Apple’s patent FIG. 8 noted below shows the Apple Watch attached to a MacBook via the magnetic band,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s patent FIGS. 9A and 9B noted above show various other ways in which an Apple can be conveniently positioned through the use of a magnetic wristband. In FIG. 9A the Apple Watch is magnetically attracted to a refrigerator. Such a configuration can be desirable when an Apple Watch user doesn’t want to be wearing their watch but still wants convenient access to it. In a kitchen, for example, a user could utilize such a device as a timer or convenient way to browse a certain recipe that’s stored on the Apple Watch.”

Apple Watch magnetic band patent illustrations

Read more, and see more of Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Interesting. Imagine if you’re up to your elbows kneading dough or something – it’s better to have slapped your Apple Watch to the fridge than for it to be on your wrist.


    1. Spy–Agreed. My wrench doubles as a beer cap remover and my flashlight attached to my metal work stand, so I can work handsfree. Apple Watch…the new Transformer (kitsch).

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