Late yesterday China's Patent and Trademark officially granted Apple three design patents relating to their new Apple Watch rotary styled 'Friends Screen,' as illustrated below. The three design patents that illustrated in jumbo format further below are part of the same interactive user interface that's just broken down into three distinct states.
Actual Apple Watch Friends Screen App
Three Apple Watch Design Patents Issued to Apple in China Yesterday
One of the Design Patent Filings In-Part for iPhone UI
If you were given an Apple Watch for Christmas and have yet to set it up the friends screen feature, then there's a good tutorial over at Cult of Mac written by Leander Kahney that could walk you through the process.
In other IP news this week from China, we see that Apple filed for 'Live Photos' under number 303651750 and 'Peek and Pop' under number 303650418.
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