The Apple Watch still does not have a built-in camera. It is possible that its absence is due to
Apple seems to be countingto realize the idea of integrating the camera into the Apple Watch, but not in the usual way for us. The company's latest patent describes a strap for a smart accessory with a camera or optical sensor attached to its end. Having a camera in the strap would allow users to bend it in order to direct the camera in the right direction for a photo or video.
The camera on Apple Watch can be used asfor the usual photography and for FaceTime calls. The patent also describes the possibility of using multiple optical sensors, suggesting that a future Apple Watch band could have both front and rear cameras, allowing users to switch between them like on the iPhone.
Apple has filed an application with the Office of Patents andUS trademarks September 16, 2016, a week after the introduction of the model Apple Watch Series 2. It is possible that in the next generation we can see the implementation of the technology described above.
But it is worth understanding the fact that Apple submits many patent applications every week, and many inventions do not see the light.