Apple’s Smart ‘iWatch’ Coming This Year?
Sources close to Cupertino’s Apple corporation have fueled the rumor of a new innovative product called the iWatch according to the New York Times and will feature a curved glass design. It is also rumored that said product would most likely be available later this year if target plans remain on schedule. Curved glass is something that is not new in the idea, but how it is implemented could mean everything for the company known to hold close its patented rights.
What is however interesting is the fact that Apple was issued a patent in December for a novel process that yields high quality curved glass. The big question on everyone’s mind is Apple using this technology as a leveraging point to launch the new iWatch. Two of the Times sources have claimed that Apple’s new iWatch will stand apart from the competition by way of having advanced knowledge of how glass can curve around the human body. This technology is not new by any means and glassblowers from around the world have been doing this for centuries, but not for any commercial venture such as thus application would have.
Flexible glass itself has already been made by Corning Glass the number one maker of durable and workable glass and their product called Willow Glass would be an interesting twist in the manufacturing of a watch. Could Flexible Glass be the key to Apple outdistancing the competition? Apple patent does not touch on flexible glass specifically, but it does leave room for speculation for what the folks in Cupertino have planned up their corporate sleeves. Smartwatches are not a revolutionary idea and at last years CES a few of them made they way onto the showroom floor with abilities alike to similar products such as the iPhone or iPad devices. Email, texting phone calls and other social media interaction will all be available right at your wrist.
As far as spec goes so far we have heard that the so-called iWatch will features a 1.5-inch passive display, Bluetooth connectivity and obviously curved glass. What the processor will be and other important aspects will be revealed as Apple gets further along on this project, but expect more very soon. Even though it has not been stated as of yet I would imagine that some of the best features of the iOS environment would find their way into this device. Voice activation like Siri, music playing like an iPod shuffle and many of the other cool things about an i-device would be a big boost to the popularity of an iWatch product. For now the new is just new and we will have to see what yet Apple has in store for us. So what do you think, is Apple getting a bit desperate to think outside the box, or do you think this is a cool idea just waiting to happen? Thanks for reading and let me know your thoughts on the iWatch.
Source: The New York Times