A series of newly granted Apple patents has been published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which includes a patent detailing a new wireless charging Apple Watch Carrying Case. According to PatentlyApple, the case is for wirelessly charging electronic devices, cases and docking stations for such devices, and for any associated systems.
The patent details Apple’s invention relating to a case that can securely hold and store an Apple Watch. Embodiments of the case can include circuitry that can charge the stored electronic device and some embodiments can further include circuitry that can charge the one or more bands stored in the case if those bands have electronic components.
“The case can include first and second housing members foldably coupled together by one or more hinges between a first open position and a second folded and closed position; a cavity sized and shaped to hold the one or more bands within the case when the first and second housing members are in the second position; and an attachment mechanism coupled to the second housing member and positioned within the cavity.”
Although the Apple Watch case sounds something like the wireless charging AirPods case, the timing of such a product coming to market is not known at this time.
The granted patent was originally filed by Apple in Q2 2017.