Patent application suggests possible Apple Watch-style interactive demo systems for iPhones


As anyone who’s attempted among the interactive demonstration units for the Apple Watch will understand, it’s a pretty reliable way to understand what the Watch can do. From a patent application published today, it appears Apple may be thinking about doing the same thing with future iPhones.

While iPhone users might think about the devices quite self-explanatory, and wonder why such interactive displays might be needed, the patent text does offer one clue. The description specifically references Bluetooth devices as a possible application of the innovation.

An electronic device may consist of features that need communication with another electronic device. For example, a Bluetooth device provided for sale might require a separate electronic device, such as a cellular telephone, to run certain features of the Bluetooth accessory. These features might be preferable to demonstrate to a potential customer thinking about a purchase.

It’s likewise possible the units might be used to demonstrate how the iPhone interacts with cloud services, like Apple Music.

We include our standard disclaimer: just since Apple patents something doesn’t suggest it will do it, but it’s certainly an interesting concept.

Via Patently Apple

Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: Apple Retail Store, Apple Store, Apple watch, iPhone, Patent

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