Apple is catching up with pop trends. And thank God for that. The tech giant has got a patent granted for its latest line of color changing iWatch bands. The Apple Watch is set to support pop colored bands that can be click controlled via an application.
The reports have poured in from Patently Apple. The latter is the format outfit for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that granted Apple its patent on Tuesday.
You may check the official government website for the filing as well as insight into how this thingy could work.
The color changing spec of these bands will be powered by electrochromic features as per applied voltages. The controls would be built in to an app for the Apple Watch or provably on an iPhone interface. The patent filing diagram is available on the Patent Page of the website.
More on the tech at play
Electrochromic material has been in use since long now, on anti-glare car mirrors as well as windows made from smart glass. The latter are intended to regulate heat and turn opaque as per heat or light. It would be innovative to see how Apple weaves such tech into a fabric base instead of glass.
Apple also received patent for a smartwatch camera that is built-in too. However, despite the best R&D teams at play, some patents never see grant even for a biggie such as Apple.