Apple Watch patent points to incoming always-on display

September 4th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Ever since Apple released its first smartwatch, we have been begging for an always-on display feature so we can see the time without turning on the screen. Everyone was wondering why the company won’t bring that feature since the watch has an OLED screen that supports it. Well, the latest patent from the Cupertino-based firm gives us some hope.

According to a new patent that Apple has filed, engineers were reluctant to include the always-on display functionality because of OLED burn-in issues and battery drain. The second one can be easily solved by switching to a dimmer grayscale mode…

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