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Apple experimenting on 'watch-like' device, reports say

updated 09:45 am EST, Mon February 11, 2013

NYT claims watch would use curved glass

Apple is currently experimenting on a "watch-like" device, according to sources for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The Times claims that the device is based on iOS, and employs curved glass. While curved glass isn't unique in the electronics world, the Times sources suggest that Apple is exploiting knowledge of how it can curve around the human body. The paper speculates that Apple could turn to Corning's Willow Glass, which can be curved far enough to wrap around someone's wrist.

The Journal's sources say that the watch would handle some of the functions of a smartphone, and that Apple has already been talking with manufacturing partner Foxconn about the hardware. Foxconn has reportedly been working on several projects that could improve wearable devices, such as more power-efficient displays, and aiding chip manufacturers in stripping down their designs.

An Apple watch could take after devices like the Pebble smartwatch (pictured), which connects to iOS and Android phones and on a basic level passes along notifications about calls, emails, and texts. It can also handle tasks like music control and sports tracking though, and an Apple-made watch would presumably go further, possibly even taking calls directly or hosting some local apps.



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  1. blahblahbber

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    I bet.....

    crApple scours kickstarter.com and other crowd-funding sites for ideas to STEAL.

    Stay away from this despicable company!!

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