With all the news we’ve had this week, there’s still room for more. Rumors that, in this case in the form of patents and concepts, they may end up being in a product. Today in particular we are talking about the possibility of using the Apple Watch screen as an antenna, a new design of cables more resistant to deterioration at their ends and a concept of new braided Solo Loops. that combine colors.
An Apple Watch with more antennas than ever
According to the “Electronic devices with millimeter telemetry capabilities” patent, Apple is investigating the possibility of making the Apple Watch screen an antenna for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, UWB and others. The approach would allow reduce the size of the watch by removing the antennas from the inside
For example, it m ay be desirable to induce antenna currents in components such as the screen, so that the screen, “a touch sensor” or “housing”, can be used for ” Act as an antenna for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, cellular frequencies and / or other frequencies without the need to incorporate bulky antenna structures.
According to the document, thanks to the physical separation between the different antennas, it could make a better estimate of the direction and the force with which the different signals arrive. An ideal feature which, together with the UWB of the U1 chip, makes future AirTags shine.
A stronger charging cable at its ends
In this patent, Apple investigates ways in which charging and data cables are more resistant to wear and tear at their ends. The patent explains that it is common for cables to break at the end. The reason is that the hard body, as well as the reinforced part next to it, quickly turns into a softer section. This creates a very localized flex point which concentrates all the wear.
In view of this, Apple is studying the creation of a cable which in the outermost section can “blurs” the hardness of the ends using up to three types of materials with different densities and hardnesses. By designing such a cable, the bending force would be distributed over a larger area, which would contribute to slower wear.
A multicolored braided Solo Loop strap
We end today’s Rumorsfera with a concept that was posted on Twitter by the account Apple Guy Basic. In the footage he explores the possibility that Apple is launching a belt Braided single loop in which the different strands alternate colors. A design that we have already seen in other bracelets of the company and which could well come from the hand of the usual renewal of spring colors.
The truth is that the combination of colors results in designs that are really elegant and with a touch of greater depth compared to monochrome bracelets. An idea that distinguishes between Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop.
And the truth is, we could go on with some more rumors, because apparently the machinery around the information we can extract from the business never rests. For now, however, we’re leaving it for next week.