It feels like a while since Apple introduced something revolutionary. The iPad was the last product to change the trajectory of the consumer electronics industry, but apart from redefining the tablet, the company has been preoccupied with making existing technologies thinner, like their bulimic iMacs.
Pundits, having exhausted speculation a revolutionary television is coming from Apple, are now predicting the company will release a watch. The filing of a new patent to the US Patent and Trademark Office gives this theory some credence.
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AppleInsider was first to eye the filing, which details a watch distinguished by a curved screen. The screen wraps around your wrist to stream information originating from a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth or WiFi. As AppleInsider's editor Mikey Campbell said in a phone interview with Bloomberg TV, the technology detailed in the patent is unlikely to make it to the market within the next six months to a year. Campbell does, however, recognise "parts are going to make it."
The release of OLED televisions might be upon us, but smaller sized OLED screens, like those used in smartphones, have been around for years. In fact, we're beginning to see concepts of small curved OLED screens from Apple-supplier and rival Samsung.