Chinese language tech blog Tech163 has dropped a rumor bomb that is sure to send the tech industry into a feeding frenzy for the next year. Apple, in connection with Intel, is supposedly working on a smart watch that will communicate with Apple products via Bluetooth.
The rumored watch will have a 1.5-inch display screen using PMOLED technology with ITO coated glass made by RiTDisplays.
Consumers have been turning their iPod nanos into watches for years, but the digital music player is just that, a music player with a clock.
Sony recently released a device called the SmartWatch, which allows users to check text messages, emails, and Facebook and Twitter statuses, as well as control the music functions of an Android-based smart phone. However, the rumored smart watch from Apple will purportedly be able to make and receive phone calls.
If these rumors are true, it will be a long time before an Apple-built smart watch sees the light of day. If the innovative company wants to enter into this market, just like with tablets and digital music players, they are going to have to come up with a revolutionary way to use the product that will turn a niche device into a way of life.
The rumored Apple television set is a perfect example of what may come with the smart watch. We’ve heard about the rumored Apple-built TV for nearly two years and there is still no official proof that it exists, even though we are hearing more and more information that it is in design testing stages and will launch sometime in 2014. An Apple- built smart watch will probably follow the same path.