Apple Believed to Be Secretly Developing a “Smart Watch” with Touchscreen
If you grew up in the 80’s, you probably remember the mullet and Penny from Inspector Gadget. She communicated to her lovable and brave dog ‘Brain’ via a high tech watch. Always the smart one, Penny saved her bumbling uncle from death on every episode. More than likely it was the ‘smart watch’ that played a major role in defeating Dr. Claw.
The rumor is Apple may be following suit, with a smart watch of their very own; however there is no guarantee just yet that it might save you or others from danger. According to the Chinese language blog TGBus, Apple is collaborating with Intel on a Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch. Apparently the device sports a 1.5-inch OLED screen, much the same as a Pebble and i’m watch.
But, Apple’s iWatch will supposedly be a bit more advanced, compared to the Pebble and i’m watch. It might actually come with a touchscreen, and the device would connect to an iPhone via low-powered Bluetooth 4.0. It would also let you answer calls and use Siri. The report is claiming the iWatch can made available as early as next year.
We all know how innovative Apple is and how the company thrives on making their tech products, less like a gadget and more human friendly. This idea would in fact take ‘a human based tool’ to an entirely different level. It might seem far-fetched to some, but when you really think about it, this could result in a device with a conversation-based interface; and we think that’s very possible.
Considering the advancements already made in the tech mobile industry, if Apple were to really make such a device, they wouldn’t have to jump through too many hurdles in order to perfect the technology. Imagine connecting your iPhone to a watch, the iPhone would more than likely do most of the work. A small touchscreen isn’t impossible either; this could very well include limited visual and touch interactions allowing for personalized notifications, and perhaps even a limited amount of apps.
So, what do you think?
Is the iWatch to far-fetched?