Apple Said to be Working on Curved Glass Smart Watch

Posted February 10, 2013 at 6:13pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 47956 views

The New York Times is reporting that Apple is working on a curved watch smart watch.

In its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass, according to people familiar with the company’s explorations, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they are not allowed to publicly discuss unreleased products. Such a watch would operate 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.

Last year, Corning announced Willow Glass, which has the thinness, strength, and flexibility to enable displays to be "wrapped" around a device or structure. Pete Bocko, the chief technology officer for Corning, says the technology has finally arrived.

“You can certainly make it wrap around a cylindrical object and that could be someone’s wrist,” Mr. Bocko said. “Right now, if I tried to make something that looked like a watch, that could be done using this flexible glass.”

However, Bocko says it would still be quite a feat to make a folding device. “The human body moves in unpredictable ways,” he said. “It’s one of the toughest mechanical challenges.”

No doubt an Apple watch would be an exciting product for many. Notably, Bruce Tognazzini, a former Apple employee who specializes in human-computer interaction, recently outlined the many benefits of an Apple iWatch and suggested the device could even help improve Maps.

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Rockne1865 - February 11, 2013 at 3:41am
I would like to see Bluetooth devises that you wear on your wrist & in your ear I would like to see ear pieces that use Piercings to stay on I would pierce my ear if it would keep them from falling out! I saw another story here about what watches could do, all kinds of cool things!
iPad guy - February 10, 2013 at 11:59pm
This is just a concept it's a rendering it's not real why would Apple be making this? its more advanced looking than anything we have right now nobody is making this, this is not coming out & not looking like see-through! Not yet cuz u got to be pretty dumb to think this is actually coming out but if you're into technology I'm guessing you know it won't... I'm also guessing you know this is not something to look forward to watch so its honestly a bit small how could you really use it to do anything other than music. Like who the hell wants to wear a just MP3 on the wrist? I could think of other better way n things to put there lol just saying
Whatamidoinghere - February 10, 2013 at 8:27pm
So is the pics of what they will look like? Undoubtedly another super expensive gadget.. :( I have an iPhone 3GS and will this work on it?? probably not so we have to fork out more money :( if its cheap ill get one
wiseman - February 11, 2013 at 4:56am
Whatyouaredoinghere?!
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