The Apple Watch 6 or other future Apple Watch models could have a better wireless networking system, bringing the Apple Watch all the way closer to working autonomously from our iPhones.
In a patent filed by AppleInsider, Apple brings to the surface a wireless connection antenna placed on the Apple Watch screen, gluing an enlarged surface relative to the current mechanism.
Although Apple does not specify how much better wireless connectivity on an Apple Watch with an on-screen antenna, it seems certain that a larger handset would provide an update.
While Apple Watch models with LTE can work without an iPhone, we will still be reluctant to leave our iPhones at home.
It’s hard to imagine a future where the Apple Watch replaces or is better than our iPhones, but perhaps we’ve said the same thing about cell phones replacing landlines.
Don’t think you can swipe your phone so fast, though ̵1; we have an iPhone 12 launch soon, remember? This is just a patent, meaning there is no guarantee that Apple will use this antenna system soon or at all.
That said, the company is likely to promote a few small steps in that direction when announcing the Apple Watch 6 in the fall. The new smartwatch is rumored to offer better battery life, a blood oxygen monitor and more.