Dec 19

The New York Times reported that Over the last year, Apple and Google have secretly begun working on projects that will become wearable computers. Their main goal: to sell more smartphones. (In Googles case, more smartphones sold means more advertising viewed.)

A person with knowledge of the companys plans told me that a “very small group of Apple employees” had been conceptualizing and even prototyping some wearable devices. […]¬†Apple has also experimented with prototype products that could relay information back to the iPhone. These conceptual products could also display information on other Apple devices, like an iPod, which Apple is already encouraging us to wear on our wrists by selling Nanos with watch faces.

9to5mac said: “Interestingly, a year ago Apple hired wearable computer wizard¬†Richard DeVaul who is believed to be developing secret wearable product prototypes under the guidance of Jonathan Ive, Apples senior vice president of industrial design.” Specifically, the New York Times story describes a curved glass iPod:

One idea being discussed is a curved-glass iPod that would wrap around the wrist people could communicate with the device using Siri, the companys artificial intelligence software.

So can we expect something new in the next Apple product announcement? Do we need to wait a little bit longer? Or is this a wrong rumor?

Read more at 9to5mac here.

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