The “iWatch” rumor has replaced the “iTV” rumor, it would seem. We just can’t go a few days without a “this is happening” or “that is happening.” In a new turn of events, the NYT is now reporting that Apple is indeed working on a smartwatch device, and that it will be iOS based and have a curved glass front. Rumors have ranged from the iPod nano being shifted towards a “wearable computing” sort of device, which it came close to in the 6th generation version, but has since gone more towards a “mini iPod touch” look now. Rumors are still saying that the device will be able to make use of Siri, the virtual assistant in iOS, to communicate with the users device or even work separately of that.
Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, recently announced a new type of glass dubbed “Willow Glass.” This new glass is flexible, and the CEO even said it would be his that if he were to make a wristwatch, it “could be done using this flexible glass.” As The Verge points out though, Apple is not alone in this “wearing technology” field, as competitors such as Pebble are already shipping, and Google is quickly approaching what may seem to be a release of the Google Glass project shown off at the last Google I/O. This rumor is starting to pick up some credible steam, but as always, keep a little bit of skepticism.
What do you think? Are you interested in an Apple branded watch? Would you buy this, or wait to see how it turns out? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.