If we saw this piece of futurist fantasy on Kickstarter we’d laugh at the absurdity of its claims, but this isn’t the dream of a random madman. It’s Apple’s latest patent, which describes a twisty, bendy smart watch that connects to a larger device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The patent itself says Apple’s dreaming of making some sort of self-powering device complete with the type of kinetic charger found in today’s high-end watches. As well as that, Apple’s patent for a “Bi-Stable Spring With Flexible Display” comes with bendable tech that shapes itself to fit the user’s wrist, locking into position like a sci-fi communications bracelet.
On the tech side of things, Apple says this would combine flexible steel bands with an embedded bendy display encircling the entire device, with on-board gyroscopes orientating the content of the display to make it readable. Apple even suggests it could feature a touchscreen, making it a mobile’s music controller or a way to reply to text messages without having to sigh and get your phone out of its pocket. [Apple Insider via Engadget]