The camera could be aimed in different directions, according to a patent.
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A second optical sensor could be added to the other side of the watch band, which would allow a user to switch between the two optical sensors or take photos or videos from either side. Some versions of the watch could also feature an optical sensor that's attached to the band by a rotating hinge.
was granted the patent, there's no guarantee the feature will become a reality.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.