Newsletter: Apple Watch Now Circular & Make Way For Nintendo Switch Online

Newsletter: Apple Watch Now Circular & Make Way For Nintendo Switch Online

QUOTE OF THE DAY

 Especially in technology, we need revolutionary change, not incremental change                                                                                                                             

 ~ Larry Page

APPLE AWARDED PATENT FOR APPLE WATCH WITH A CIRCULAR DISPLAY

THE STORY

Apple finally gets a patent for a circular shaped dial for its Apple Watch after three years of filing for it.

WHY CIRCULAR DISPLAY?

New design and a fresh look of Apple Watch can be appealing for users. It could help attract more and more brand loyalists.

However, according to Apple “rectangular pixel arrays will not fit efficiently within a device having a circular shape. Circular displays can have bottleneck regions in which signal lines become crowded, leading to inefficient use of display area.”

Well, the company is working hard to overcome the round face Apple Watch drawbacks and looking forward to using the design in future too.

WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG?

Well, Apple is known for patenting all kinds of ideas that could never turn into a real product. Most of the time, these product ideas are explored by the tech giant and never made out of the rejection list which gives the clear picture of the delay in the round face display.

Interestingly, the patent was filed eight months after announcing the original Apple Watch with the rectangular interface which made its debut in 2015.  That clearly shows, the design of circular display wasn’t forbidden or rejected. So, it turns out to be a “purposeful engineered solution” to create a circular faced interface that works effectively on Apple Watch.

Also Read: How To Mute Sounds On The Apple Watch

FUTURE OF ROUND_FACED APPLE WATCHES?

Well, as compared to rectangular displays, circular displays are a bit- inefficient to display the data that shows on the watch screen. However, round-face display has its own aura and contain large fan following for aesthetic reasons that show apart from new a new and interesting approach, the design itself capable of selling the product. Undoubtedly, the circular watch is going to give a huge competition to rectangular interface in case if Apple is thinking of bringing it in the market.

Nintendo Switch Online

THE STORY

Nintendo discloses that Nintendo Switch Online will go live in September 2018.

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Recently, Nintendo shared the news which is expected by users for a long time. Now Switch is going online. The service will be known as “Nintendo Switch Online” and will go live in September 2018. It will be a paid service that can be enjoyed by subscribing the package. However, there are different charges decided for it, the three-month subscription will cost you $7.99, and $19.99 for entire year wherein if you opt for a family plan, you need to pay $34.99 that can be used up to eight users.

Users can easily enjoy a variety of games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online, Arms and Splatoon 2. However, these games were earlier accessible free of cost. The long-awaited feature which allows you to save your games on on cloud, will be included with the service.

WHAT GAMES ARE GETTING LAUNCHED?

Users will get twenty games when the service will go live. However, only ten out of 20 games have been affirmed to be making an entry. These are:

Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Tennis and Soccer.

As per the sources, Nintendo might not provide a traditional virtual console section of its digital shop, the way company has done with the prior consoles such as Wii and Wii U.

According to the company; “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the virtual console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,”

Th spokesperson of the company also mentioned that Nintendo will add new titles frequently for the subscription based services but it is going to be limited to the NES in the beginning.

It might not fulfil the high expectations that users have from Nintendo subscription package but it is a beginning.

Why To Sign Up For The Service?  

Apart from accessing the existing games online, there are tons of other benefits, users are going to get with the service.  There will be a library of NES games that the service is modifying to Switch entirely with voice chat facility and online compatibility as well.

Bhoomika Basera is an analyst and blogger at Systweak Software. She likes to explore and discover latest technological updates and hacks.She is a backpack traveller and loves to explore cities and off beat places!

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