NYT: Apple working on iOS smartwatch
This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Apple's had its fair share of rumors in the months leading up to the launch of a new device. Back from the time of the iPod, to the iPhone, to the more recent iPad and iPad Mini, selective leaks in the media seemed to give the tech world a fair idea of what Apple had in store for them, well in advance. Now, there seem to be a number of reliable news sources that are claiming that Apple is working on an iOS powered smartwatch with curved glass.
"In its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass, according to people familiar with the company’s explorations, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they are not allowed to publicly discuss unreleased products. Such a watch would operate on Apple’s iOS platform" - New York Times
There don't seem to be any indications over just how far this possible new Apple product is in its development cycle, but one would suspect that they are experimenting with some sort of 'perfect' size and shape for the new gadget (which will presumably be named the iWatch at its launch).
The Wall Street Journal has also added credence to the New York Times report, claiming that Apple has already reached out to Foxconn in order to explore the mass production of a wearable device that could work as a smartwatch.
There does seem to be a void in the market for high quality smartwatches, as the likes of Sony have only come up with half baked products in their own product lines. One can safely presume that if this rumor has any truth to it, Apple will take its time with the iWatch's launch, in order to make it just the way it ought to be.