updated 11:51 am EST, Thu December 27, 2012
Claims watch will feature Siri/iPhone integration
Apple and Intel are collaborating on a producing a Bluetooth-capable smart watch, claims Chinese site TGBus. The device will allegedly use a 1.5-inch OLED screen from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay, and ship in the first half of 2013. Few other details are mentioned, but it's expected to integrate with Siri and the iPhone, allowing people to take calls through the watch alone.
Although the news of a watch is coming largely out of the blue, a number of other companies have been working on so-called smart watches which integrate with smartphones. Perhaps the best-known example is the still-unreleased Pebble, which is promising to notify people of incoming calls, email, and messages, and integrate with apps to handle tasks like exercise tracking or music playback. Something already available is the Sony SmartWatch (pictured) for Android phones.