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Apple Said To Be Developing a Smartwatch: Exciting or Eh?

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According to The New York Times, Apple may be developing a wristwatch-like device made of curved glass. Anonymous “people familiar with the company’s explorations” say that such a product would operate on Apple’s iOS platform. New York Times writer Nick Bilton asked some interesting questions about what this product might encompass.

He wrote, “Apple declined to comment on its plans. But the exploration of such a watch leaves open lots of exciting questions: If the company does release such a product, what would it look like? Would it include Siri, the voice assistant? Would it have a version of Apple’s map software, offering real-time directions to people walking down the street? Could it receive text messages? Could it monitor a user’s health or daily activity? How much will it cost? Could Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, be wearing one right now, whispering sweet nothings to his wrist?”

Last year Corning, the company that produced the ultra-tough Gorilla Glass that is used in the iPhone, announced that it had successfully developed bendable glass. More than a decade went into producing Willow Glass, which “can flop as easily as a piece of paper in the wind without breaking.” Apple’s smartwatch would potentially utilize this technology.

Further evidence for the likelihood of an iWatch includes a report from Chinese gadget site Tech.163 late last year and the fact that according to Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst who specializes in wearable computing, Apple has done a lot of hiring in this area.

Read More: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/disruptio...

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  • patrick.bonacoscia 2013/03/07 02:41:13
    Eh
    patrick.bonacoscia
    What about a smart CEO ?
  • purple bunnies 2013/02/27 01:21:36
    Exciting
    purple bunnies
    Really didn't know what to pick., oh freakin well! *shrugs* shrugs gif
  • RachelA7X 2013/02/26 22:45:10
    Eh
    RachelA7X
    Another Apple product -_- still ripping people off
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/02/17 19:33:15
    Eh
    **StarzAbove**
    I won't be buying one, something else to worry about.
  • joe keeney 2013/02/15 15:48:41
    Eh
    joe keeney
    To much for me
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/02/15 01:55:42
    Exciting
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    Sounds very interesting.
  • Lyka Midik 2013/02/14 19:56:32
    Exciting
    Lyka Midik
    A watch with the capabilities to hold music and other files sounds good to me. As long as it isn't much bigger than a normal watch.

    I'm not sure if a watch would any more convenient as you can easily pull out your cell phone. Phones already hold GB's of music though and are in everyone's pockets already.
  • Chris D 2013/02/14 19:49:35
    Eh
    Chris D
    I guess Steve jobs must be dead, because there are no good ideas coming out of Apple anymore
  • patrick... Chris D 2013/03/07 02:42:02
    patrick.bonacoscia
    exactly... the new CEO is but a technocrat.
  • Son of Furious 2013/02/14 18:33:33
    Eh
    Son of Furious
    What I'd like to know is when are we going to get omni tools, y'know from Mass Effect? Those things are awesome, the serve as computers, weapons, phones and so on all wrapped into one neat gizmo that appears and disappears at will on your arm. omni tool omni tool
  • polock 2013/02/14 14:47:35
    Eh
    polock
    TMI for me.
  • Ozymandias 2013/02/14 02:46:38
  • Augure3VI Ozymandias 2013/02/14 04:21:07
  • Ozymandias Augure3VI 2013/02/14 17:07:54
  • Mickey Chicago 2013/02/14 00:56:59
    Eh
    Mickey Chicago
    blah blah blah
  • cloud strife 2013/02/13 22:10:51
    Eh
    cloud strife
    +1
    Apple sucks
  • Diddley Squat 2013/02/13 19:13:22
    Exciting
    Diddley Squat
    I knew it was coming. I just knew it.
  • Georgia50 2013/02/13 14:54:47
    Eh
    Georgia50
    +1
    I don't do watches. I'm surrounded by timepieces. And having something on my wrist is annoying so there's no amount of functionality I want to see in an annoying accessory.
  • kyrielle 2013/02/13 14:40:06
  • JackTMohn 2013/02/13 14:37:04
    Eh
    JackTMohn
    +2
    Apple's items are to showy and overpriced. I bought a laptop that cost me less than an Iphone 4 or 5 or whatever. If an apple product was made in America rather than China is would cost over $10,000 to buy an Ipad.
  • kyrielle JackTMohn 2013/02/13 14:39:49
    kyrielle
    +1
    <3 love you doe
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2013/02/13 12:35:11
    Eh
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    +2
    I'm pretty sick of Apple to be completely honest.
  • mingo 2013/02/13 09:07:06
    Exciting
    mingo
    Very exciting
  • ellie. 2013/02/13 03:47:57
    Exciting
    ellie.
    I'm a geek for Apple, what can I say?
  • Mark 2013/02/13 03:20:51
    Eh
    Mark
    +1
    Apple isn't really worth anything, anymore. Anything they can create, a knockoff with more features, will appear within a month.
  • Mark In Irvine 2013/02/12 23:50:41
    Eh
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    The screen on my Blackberry is already too small; why do we need a device with an even SMALLER screen?
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/02/12 23:41:33
    Eh
    JeffDeWitt
    +2
    I don't do iJunk.
  • Brittybabeee <3 2013/02/12 23:09:41 (edited)
    Eh
    Brittybabeee <3
    +2
    Inconvenient.
  • Samantha Lewis 2013/02/12 22:43:33
    Eh
    Samantha Lewis
    +1
    Yeah my watch is pretty dumb it keeps the time...and it won't talk to me and get me things but it's a good listener.
  • Wm Kabrich 2013/02/12 21:52:05
    Eh
    Wm Kabrich
    +2
    As usual Apple is day late and dollar short. Android & Windows have already made them.

    But as usual too the Apple lemmings will swear up and down it is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
  • Jimm 2013/02/12 20:06:40
    Eh
    Jimm
    +3
    Nothing Apple does excites me anymore.
  • Mark In... Jimm 2013/02/12 23:51:19
    Mark In Irvine
    i still love the iPod!
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2013/02/12 19:13:04
    Exciting
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +1
    Apple makes some great products!!! This should be exciting, who knows what they will have on the horizon!
    apple products exciting horizon
    apple products exciting horizon
    I'm so glad I'm alive to see it :)
  • Wm Kabrich PJ Swe... 2013/02/12 21:53:31
    Wm Kabrich
    +1
    Apple makes nothing they steal every thing then convince you lemming they did it first and best. Buy a clue with the money you would save buy not buying apple.
  • PJ Swe... Wm Kabrich 2013/02/13 17:06:36
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    lol
  • 2248127 PJ Swe... 2013/02/12 22:29:27
  • PJ Swe... 2248127 2013/02/13 17:07:13
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +1
    Their computers and ipods are number one in my book!
  • Hez 2013/02/12 19:11:02
    Exciting
    Hez
    I'm not an apple mad fan, but I am interested in technology. Still, it's not something that I would buy, but I think it's still exciting as if apple can pull this off, then that could completely change how we think about watches. I mean, apple can't go on making the same thing ver and over again, just slightly upgraded... Iphone... Ipad... Ipod... Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod...Iphone... Ipad... Ipod... ect.

    Time for something new!

    Drumroll...

    The Iwatch!
  • James Adams 2013/02/12 17:54:42
    Eh
    James Adams
    +4
    Apply is getting a bit too small with their gadgets. I will stick to my PC thank you very much.

    PC Towers

    Monitor


    Keyboard and Mouse


    Speakers
  • cloud s... James A... 2013/02/13 22:22:44
    cloud strife
    +1
    Cool PC but wanna no what's better than apple the alien ware computers by dell they are awesome great graphics customization. Fast and cheaper than apple check em out

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