If you haven't heard the rumors about what people are calling the iWatch, then let me give you a quick rundown.
Apparenlty Apple has been perfecting bendable glass recently. Flexible enough to wrap around something about the size of the human wrist. It seems they may have done it and have filed for patents reflecting that.
This story is from Mashable.com:
The patent application describes a "wearable accessory device" which "includes a flexible display coupled to a bi-stable spring."
If that sounds vague, Apple was kind enough to explain that it's actually talking about a "slap wrap" type of bracelet.
While not exactly a wristwatch, the bracelet could show all sorts of info on its flexible screen — including that of the temporal variety — but Apple also has a couple of novelty ideas for the device.
These include a "a sensor for detecting a change between the flat state and the curled state of the bi-stable spring substrate," a "kinetic energy gathering component" as well as "recharging a battery housed within the accessory device by way of a plurality of ambient light energy collectors disposed across a portion of one surface of the accessory device."
No one has any idea when or even if this device will ever become reality but how could they have this tech and not use it. Face it, we will be wearing flexible glass in the near future!