Apple Watch 8: does the manufacturer really go that far?

The notch (display notch) was Apple’s trademark of the iPhone and has been in the MacBook Pro since last fall. What if the upcoming Apple Watch 8 copied the design feature along with the front camera? Would the manufacturer go too far? We can already marvel at what such a smartwatch design could look like.

With the iPhone we got used to the notch for a long time, with the MacBook Pro we now have to. So far, the iPad and Apple Watch have been spared. Assuming Apple would want to integrate a front camera in the upcoming Apple Watch 8, would the notch then also be an option for the smartwatch?

Apple Watch 8 with camera and notch in the draft

Parker Ortolani could very well imagine this and unceremoniously outlines an Apple Watch with a front camera and notch (Those: 9to5Mac). The marketing strategist and product designer got the idea when he took a look at Facebook’s ominous smartwatch. This has now appeared in documents and shows the smart companion with a display notch in the lower area of ​​the screen (source: Bloomberg via 9to5Mac).

A notch for the Apple Watch, so it could be integrated (Image: 9to5Mac).

Ortolani grabs the notch or the camera and grabs it discreetly in the upper area of ​​the display on the Apple Watch. Although it is clearly visible there, it does not appear intrusive. Unlike iPhone and Mac makes this more of a point, not a bar. An obvious solution for the designer, he writes:

“If Apple put a notch in the watch, it would certainly be a lot smaller than the notches in other devices. It would probably only house a small camera. Since the display of the Apple Watch Series 7 has now been pushed to the edge, a recess is really the only way for Apple to integrate a camera into the device. “

FaceTime and more apps on Apple’s smartwatch

Video calls and selfies would finally be possible with the Apple Watch (Image: 9to5Mac).

If the Apple Watch ever got a camera, it would be The way is finally free for FaceTime and selfie shots. The smartwatch would then simply have miniature versions of the corresponding iPhone counterparts. For this purpose, Ortolani developed a simple user interface with three buttons each, suitable for FaceTime calls and the camera app.

The current Apple Watch Series 7 (here in the video) still works without a notch:

At the moment it is really just an idea, reports or rumors in this direction have not surfaced yet. Yet : This design does not go too far, instead it shows a possible future, that Apple might consider sooner or later. Only the Apple Watch 8 should we not expect the feature directly.