BY KATIE BRENNAN

Several publications are reporting Apple is prototyping a curved glass wristwatch. KMSP reports Apple is channeling Inspector Gadget and Dick Tracy..

“The "New York Times" and the Wall Street Journal are reporting they are talking to suppliers, including corning, the glassmaker for their iphone, to make this bendable glass watch, which is, basically, the i-phone on your wrist.”

The New York Times tech blog reports a team at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California is experimenting with the smartwatch idea.

“Such a watch would operate on Apple’s iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company’s understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body... Could Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, be wearing one right now, whispering sweet nothings to his wrist?”

CNBC’s Ross Westgate has a few questions, too.


“Do you wear it, do you wear it like that? Do you wear it that way? And type on it? You can probably wear one as a necklace. There are all sort of options.”


Tech Crunch reports Apple has discussed glass technology with its manufacturers in the past and...

“Last December, Chinese gadget news site Tech.163 said that Apple may be in the process of developing its own smartwatch that connects Apple devices via Bluetooth. That report said Apple would be working with Intel to create the smart watch...”

Blogger David Worthington reports Microsoft attempted smart watches before the smartphone ever hit the market… but it failed. He says most Apple rumors are wrong, but there are some exceptions

“I’ve heard this rumor before, but the Times wouldn’t publish if the sourcing wasn’t solid... Apple has experienced more leaks concerning its upcoming projects as its supply chain has expanded. It’s also become more media friendly under CEO Tim Cook.”

So Apple may be leaking its own secrets.. but why would it do that? Fortune has five theories:

“To deflect attention from Google Glass...To boost Apple's stock price...To deflect attention from iTV...To deflect attention from the cash distribution story... or To dampen runaway iWatch speculation.”

The iWatch would join Google Glasses in pioneering the new technology of wearable computers.

 

Is Apple Making a Smart Watch?

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Feb 11, 2013

Is Apple Making a Smart Watch?

 


BY KATIE BRENNAN

Several publications are reporting Apple is prototyping a curved glass wristwatch. KMSP reports Apple is channeling Inspector Gadget and Dick Tracy..

“The "New York Times" and the Wall Street Journal are reporting they are talking to suppliers, including corning, the glassmaker for their iphone, to make this bendable glass watch, which is, basically, the i-phone on your wrist.”

The New York Times tech blog reports a team at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California is experimenting with the smartwatch idea.

“Such a watch would operate on Apple’s iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company’s understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body... Could Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, be wearing one right now, whispering sweet nothings to his wrist?”

CNBC’s Ross Westgate has a few questions, too.


“Do you wear it, do you wear it like that? Do you wear it that way? And type on it? You can probably wear one as a necklace. There are all sort of options.”


Tech Crunch reports Apple has discussed glass technology with its manufacturers in the past and...

“Last December, Chinese gadget news site Tech.163 said that Apple may be in the process of developing its own smartwatch that connects Apple devices via Bluetooth. That report said Apple would be working with Intel to create the smart watch...”

Blogger David Worthington reports Microsoft attempted smart watches before the smartphone ever hit the market… but it failed. He says most Apple rumors are wrong, but there are some exceptions

“I’ve heard this rumor before, but the Times wouldn’t publish if the sourcing wasn’t solid... Apple has experienced more leaks concerning its upcoming projects as its supply chain has expanded. It’s also become more media friendly under CEO Tim Cook.”

So Apple may be leaking its own secrets.. but why would it do that? Fortune has five theories:

“To deflect attention from Google Glass...To boost Apple's stock price...To deflect attention from iTV...To deflect attention from the cash distribution story... or To dampen runaway iWatch speculation.”

The iWatch would join Google Glasses in pioneering the new technology of wearable computers.

 

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