Slap bracelet

Apple patent of the day: The slap-bracelet wrist watch

February 21, 2013: 7:13 AM ET

Could this be the iWatch we've been hearing so much about?

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FORTUNE -- Early Thursday morning, AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell came across a patent filed by Apple (AAPL) in August 2011 that sounds a lot like the touchscreen iWatch Apple is rumored to be building using Corning's (GLW) flexible Willow glass. It also looks a lot like the slap bracelets my kids used to wear when they were in grade school.

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