New reports hint at Apple iWatch development

The rumoured Apple iWatch ppears to be more of a certainty, after a number of reports appeared over the weekend hinting at Cupertino's plans

 

A fresh batch of reports over from the States this weekend seem to lend even more weight to the persisting rumour that Apple is busy developing a smart watch.

Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal carried reports of Apple working with curved glass to transplant iOS from your phone to your wrist - relying on a wraparound form factor to set it aside from the likes of the Pebble Smartwatch.

From there, the speculation mounts that the iWatch could include Siri, Apple Maps, and even Apple's mobile payment software, Passbook.

According to the New York Times, Apple could team up with Corning - makers of the Gorilla Glass display used in the iPhone - to develop the new timepiece. Corning has been crafting flexible displays for a decade, and believe the tech could be used to make a watch.

“You can certainly make it wrap around a cylindrical object and that could be someone’s wrist,” Pete Bocko, Corning's CTO told the Times.

“Right now, if I tried to make something that looked like a watch, that could be done using this flexible glass.”

Unsurprisingly, Apple hasn't commented officially on the reports, although the Times does claim to have spoken to anonymous sources familiar with the product development cycle inside 1 Infinite Loop.

If these reports are accurate, then Apple has a busy few months ahead - what with the iPhone 5S, iPad 5, iPad mini 2 and the Apple iTV all rumoured to be in development. Watch this space...

Source: New York Times, WSJ

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