What you need to know
- Apple has patented an Apple Watch with a camera.
- It suggests the company is adding one to a future Apple Watch.
- The patent features a camera housed in the body of the watch or even the digital crown.
A new Apple patent published today reveals the company is considering ways to put a camera in the Apple Watch.
The patent is titled Watch having a camera and reveals pretty much just that, the abstract states:
The description says that in some cases, this patent could pertain to a camera housed inside the digital crown of the Apple Watch, which has been a staple of its Best Apple Watches since they were first introduced:
Other options include a housing within the watch itself that could have a quick-release function so it can be easily removed for taking photos to stop your wrist from blocking the picture. Currently devices like the Apple Watch Series 7 only support Camera Remote for use as a timer and viewfinder when taking photos on your iPhone, this patent reveals that one day your Watch might be capable of taking photos all by itself.
There's always Amazon
The newest flagship Apple Watch
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You can buy the Apple Watch from Amazon if you prefer. Just remember you may be limited to only certain band combinations and models on Amazon. Plus, it's possible they will have less stock than buying from Apple directly.
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