Apple Patent On Battery Curve Makes Way For iWatch
It’s been a rumor for quite some time now that Apple is working on a smart iWatch. Another clue has recently surfaced that has strengthened the case for its possible debut.
Initially filed in January, the company recently earned a patent for the curved battery for electronic devices. A curved battery wouldn’t necessary be needed for an iPhone or iPad, so it is easy to guess that it’s for another portable device with a curve in its shape such as a watch.
The filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows how “a curve is formed at one end of the battery cell during the manufacturing process” or how it could be setup at “two ends.”
“The battery cell includes a set of layers including a cathode with an active coating, a separator and an anode with an active coating,” the filing said. “The battery cell also includes a pouch enclosing the layers, wherein the pouch is flexible. The layers may be wound to create a jelly roll prior to sealing the layers in the flexible pouch.”