Apple develops a Smart Watch

By Frederique Bros
on 9 March 2013

There are rumours Apple have successfully developed a smartwatch. Imagine a small, wearable smartphone wrapped around your wrist. These rumours have been thrown around the Internet for some time now. But a New York Times story today suggests there is actually some truth to it.

The Times spoke with sources inside Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, and they have confirmed Apple is working on a wristwatch made of curved glass. That kind of technology already exists, so using glass that can bend to make it wearable seems like a real possibility, even today.

“You can certainly make it wrap around a cylindrical object and that could be someone’s wrist,” Pete Bocko, the chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies, told the Times. “Right now, if I tried to make something that looked like a watch, that could be done using this flexible glass,” he added, referring to Willow Glass, a bendable glass that his company has worked on.

At this point, though, it’s all speculation, since the company’s actual plans are shrouded in secrecy.

And even if Apple is indeed working on an iWatch, that doesn’t mean we’ll see it in an Apple Store any time soon. Although experts agree that wearable technology is definitely something we’ll see sooner rather than later — just think of Google Glass.

“Over the long term, wearable computing is inevitable for Apple; devices are diversifying and the human body is a rich canvas for the computer,” Sarah Rotman Epps, an expert in wearable computing, told the Times. “But I’m not sure how close we are to a new piece of Apple hardware that is worn on the body.”

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