Apple is building an iWatch, claim two independent sources

We have heard the rumors before about an Apple watch but the rumor appears to be picking up steam as both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal are claiming an iWatch is being built that will be based on iOS.

First up is the New York Times who is caliming that Apple is testing such a device at its headquarters as we speak. The device will reportedly have curved glass (likely Gorilla glass as they recently announced that curved glass was possible with their product) and is based on iOS. Nick Bilton states:

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 Apple’s iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company’s understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body.

Not to be outdone, the Wall Street Journal is citing their own sources who state that Apple is testing a device that will have smartphone like features and is currently talking to Foxconn about the device:

Apple is experimenting with designs for a watch-like device that would perform some functions of a smartphone, according to people briefed on the effort.

The device, if it ever sees the light of day, would be an interesting move for Apple for several reasons. Firstly, it would be a venture into wearable computing and second, it would be a new branch for iOS to expand.

Further, if Apple does build a watch, how will it position such a device? Surely it could be marketed as a companion to the iPhone or would it also work as a stand-alone device as well? There are a lot of ways to take the device and it could be Apple's next big project but until we hear more, anything is possible. 

Source: New York Times | Wall Street Journal

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i think it means the glass to protect the watch face is curved which it already is as most gorilla glass is. To have glass as a wearable product curve around the body is an incredibly stupid idea seeing as, for example, how your wrist has a main arterie in it. Think its more of a miss communication on what there doing.

Either way it'll fly off the shelf in there millions cus apple knows how to make something sound absolutely amazing when really its a bit crap.

It'll look exactly like the Pebble, only come in white, only work with iOS devices, and cost upwards of $299.99.

Expect iWatch 2 next year and plan on upgrading every year after that if you still want to tell time.

I'm surprised they moved the iPod nano away from the previous design. The watch add-on was very popular.

Still, if they want to actually have a specialized iWatch, I suspect they should figure out a color ePaper first.

Either that, or they may be looking to go Dick Tracy with it...

MtnDewCodeRedFreak said,
Does it come in white platinum? Nah, I'd rather have silver or gold.

Sorry but you will only get Black.... in two years they will release a White one.

techbeck said,
Am i the only one that noticed the typo in the title?

Anyway, if Apple makes one...so long to Pebble.

I highly doubt Apple will make this one waterproof. Plus, you're missing the hordes of Android users who currently have a slightly better Pebble experience than iOS users.

What do you need watches for theses days, you can take out your phone in 2 seconds and get the time. Seems redundant to me.

I generally don't see the appeal of smart watches. Nor does the general public really. Not sure what Apple could bring to the table here or how they could convince me that there is something to that concept. Although I have to say. I still wear a watch, but basically as a piece of jewelry. Don't think i would want to wear an Apple-made watch.

Enron said,
How can they be working on a watch when they can't get new years day, time zones, and alarms right?

Or daylight saving time.

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