Move over iPhone 12 – the Apple Watch 6 could replace your phone

Apple Watch 6 concept
A recent render of the Apple Watch series 6 (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

All eyes might be on the (hopefully) imminent launch of the iPhone 12, but there's a solid chance that, much like previous years, we could also see a brand new Apple Watch announced at the same time. And if a new patent discovery is anything to go by, the Apple wearable could become even more independent from the iPhone. But could it become one device to rule them all?

Spotted by AppleInsider, the patent details a wireless antenna built into the display, as opposed to the current, slim component which is fitted into the edge of the device. This would allow a much larger surface area, and potentially much more powerful wireless capabilities. Check out the best Apple Watch deals in the Apple Back to School sale

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.