Over the weekend, there are rumors spreading for an upcoming Apple gadget tagged as the Apple iWatch.
According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, the Cupertino-based tech giant is already on the process of examining archetypes of its next accessory. The reports say that the rumored device will be running an iOS version closely integrated with that of the iPhone.
Features of the rumored iWatch included calendar and email alerts, caller ID, map navigation, Siri integration, mobile payment support, and app notifications. It is also rumored that Corning, the Gorilla Glass manufacturer, will be supplying the device’s glass based on its latest bendable Willow Glass.
According to the report from The New York Times, Apple Inc. is currently on its experimentation of its wristwatch-like gadgets made of curved glass. The watch is expected to operate on iOS platform like other Apple devices. People familiar with the situation stated that this upcoming device will make it outstanding from its rivals.
Moreover, the company is also rumored to have talks with the parent company of Apple supplier Foxconn, Hon Hai Precision, on the production strategies needed to manufacture the said gadget. This is after Apple has hired a lot of people who are experts in sensors and other elements vital to wearable computers.
According to an analyst from Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, if this rumor is true, then the introduction of iWatch has the possibility to change the future of mobile computing. He further noted that such iWatch concept could sooner or later substitute the need of screen from a tablet or a smartphone. It could also significantly modify the size and cost of future gadgets, wherein it could let Apple target both emerging and developed markets.