Apple smart watch with curved glass could be in the works

Apple could be developing a smart watch to pair with the iPhone, using curved glass to set it apart from Sony's SmartWatch and the Pebble

11 Feb 2013
Apple iPod Nano Wrist

Apple is apparently investigating the possibility of releasing a smart watch, similar to the Pebble or sWaP Active, using curved-glass.

According to anonymous sources "briefed on the effort" speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently working on the design with its manufacturing partner Foxconn. Designed for use with its iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV devices, the Apple smart watch would connect to the device over a Bluetooth connection, making it more of a Pebble-style accessory than a sWaP-style smartphone.

This isn't the first hint that Apple has been working on a smart watch product: earlier this year the company was claimed to be working on an iWatch accessory that would connect to an iPhone over Bluetooth and display messages, including SMSes, emails and iMessages, on a small, low-power display. Such a device could also be used for controlling smartphone functions, including music playback.

Where the new device differs, is in its design: rather than an iPod Nano-style chunky square box, Apple is claimed to be using curved glass. According to the New York Times, the watch features an entirely glass surface which curves around the user's wrist, which should certainly be eye-catching, if nothing else.

So far, Apple has remained silent on its plans for a smart watch or similar wearable iOS accessory.

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