In an article recently published by The New York Times, Apple’s (and Google’s) attempts to develop wearable computers is discussed. According to the article, Apple is said to be concentrating on a means of creating “wearable” devices that can fit in well with the company’s existing product lines.
According to the article:
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.
A person with knowledge of the company’s plans told me that a “very small group of Apple employees” had been conceptualizing and even prototyping some wearable devices.
One idea being discussed is a curved-glass iPod that would wrap around the wrist; people could communicate with the device using Siri, the company’s artificial intelligence software.
Already, Apple fans have been strapping iPod nanos to their wrist, and calling the device an “iWatch.” Clearly, there’s a market for this kind of wearable computer.
For more information, take a look at the original article. And let us know your thoughts on the iWatch and on wearable computers in general in the comments.