Apple's new Watch strap concept is utterly wild

The full range of Apple Watch SE 2s.
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The Apple Watch is one of the most customisable gadgets out there, with countless colour, body material and strap options available. But if a newly uncovered Apple patent is anything to go by, one day you might not need multiple straps to change up your look.

The patent imagines an Apple Watch strap with adjustable elements, letting the user change the colour in three different areas. It's all thanks to a technique known as Electro-chromism, in which an electrical current creates a reversible colour change. (Don't fancy waiting? Check out the best Apple Watch strap deals available now.)

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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.