Apple Watch 3 Is Rumored to Get New Features
Now it’s time to listen to what the grapevine has to tell about Apple Watch 3. The third generation of Apple smart watches is expected to arrive in September this year. The expectations are really high for parts and components shipping schedules are on the go.
Taiwan’s DigiTimes reports the old Apple’s supplier TPK Holding quits producing touch-on-lens panels to give the place to glass-film ones, produced by General Interface Solution (Taiwan) or Biel Crystal Manufactory (Hong Kong). What does it mean for us, general users? The Apple Watch 3 dial might become thinner, quicker, brighter and more pleasant to touch. But this is not the only feature the dial can get.
Much more promising the latest (January, 2017) patent by Apple looks: PatentlyApple.com.
We’ve already posted in the List of Wanna-Have Magic Things how wonderful it would be to have flexible gadgets and mentioned that to our despair, modern batteries cannot allow this. But Apple Watch 3 can be there yet. They can have the screen expanded to the flexible band, while the battery will be housed in the dials’ hard casing. That would be fantastic! From the materials point of view there are no problems at all. As long ago as in 2012 Apple announced they were developing the WILLOW Corning glass: strong, unbreakable but flexible and of use in every kind of flexible and folding gadgets by Apple. So, imagine a display that goes all over your wrist and around it! With floral splash screens the new Apple Watch 3 would go for a stylish bracelet to fit an elegant summer look.
It’s still unknown, if the Apple Watch 3 will get a round or a rectangular face but obviously it must curve into the band smoothly. Talking of which, the band is rumored to acquire the prefix ‘smart-’ as well. The fitness tracker features will probably move from the watch casing to the bands. They speculate, there will be some module to monitor the glucose level in blood in a non-invasive way which will be a great feature for people with the diabetic conditions.
The band straps will come separately and will have various features each. This is not a very good news, because Apple Watches feature a complicated technology to measure the heart rate, called photoplethysmography. It involves green LED lights paired with light‑sensitive photodiodes to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment. Unlikely there will be enough place for these in the straps or they will be quite thick.
Apple engineers also tried to make a band more utilitarian. First, it will feature magnets to keep the watch dial in place. Nothing new here for Apples has long been using magnets in connectors. Second, the band will double fold to serve as a prop for the watch or wrap around it for transporting.
Moving the health monitor features into the band means the Apple engineers need more place inside the watch casing to install something much more enticing.
Right now the Apple Watches are great peripherals. They are OK but they need to be paired with iPhones. But the rumor now has it, the Apple Watch 3 will get a communication module including wireless transceivers for Bluetooth, WLAN and, possibly, one or more WWAN transceivers to communicate with a cellular network. The corresponding layout has been also patented by Apple , so their watch can become the first ever wrist-phone.
And not only the phone, for the Apple Watch 3 can get an HDTV feature as well. Well, technically it’s possible but we personally don’t think it’s useful. Watching video content on a small dial is not too comfortable. Perhaps, it will do for short news reels or YouTube vids, but nothing lengthy or serious.
Obviously, the Apple Watch 3 display must feature greater sharpness and brightness to support tiny visual details. This will become possible thanks to micro-LED technology. The pioneer of this technology was the LuxVue company bought by Apple in 2015. So, the time has come to launch the micro-LED screen in the new wearable.
And talking of video features, we shouldn’t forget about a must-have for any smartphone – a camera. Technically, installing a tiny cam with CMOS sensor is not a big deal nowadays. The problem is, will it be comfortable enough for video calls or selfies. Here we pay not for quality but for possibility.
The price will certainly be around $599 or more taking into account all the innovating features we’ve listed. But we aren’t sure Apple will roll out all of them in September. Most of all we doubt the communication feature.
Implementing the GSM or LTE module into the Apple Watch may kill the iPhone and Apple is unlikely to take the move.
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