Ever seen those iPod Nano devices used as watches? This became popular when TikTok and LunaTik released their popular iPod Nano watch straps that converted the portable music player to a cool looking wristwatch. Apple may be taking ideas from this as the company is rumored to be developing a smartwatch in partnership with Intel which will be released in the first half of next year.
This was first reported by a Chinese blog that got hold of the report from sources inside the supply chain. Although information is still sketchy as of this moment it seems like the device will be equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and will be able to communicate with other iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPod. Some people have even speculated that this watch will allow you to make phone calls from your wrist.
Apple Smartwatch Specifications (Rumored)
- 1.5-inch OLED display
- Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) coated glass
- Bluetooth 4.0
If this rumor is true then this won’t be the first smartphone watch to hit the market. Sony has already a smartwatch for the Android market and in fact has already released their second model which comes with even improved specification compared to the first one.
It makes good sense for the company to come up with this product since it will complement their mobile devices. If you own an iPhone and an iPad you won’t need to check on them quite often since you can do it with your smartwatch and see if you have important notifications.
It’s going to be a busy year for Apple this coming 2013 as the company is reportedly set to release several new devices. We’ve got reports of the iPad 5 coming, the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, a new iPad Mini and now this smartwatch.
As usual, we have to take this rumor with a grain of salt as Apple has not announced anything official yet.