After the recent launch of the Pebble Watch last month, the smart watch appears to be carving out its own niche market, and it looks like Apple may be after a piece of the pie.
According to reports from The New York Times and WSJ, Apple is going to produce its own smart watch.
Corning, the makers of durable Gorilla Glass displays, has developed a bendable glass named Willow Glass that could potentially be used in a smart wristwatch device. If the rumored device does indeed exist, it is expected to offer full iOS functionality but is still in the early stages of its development.
Or a Curved-Glass Phone Instead?
While Apple has yet to comment on these rumors, it was revealed in the Apple v. Samsung hearings that the iPhone-maker wanted to use curved glass technology in in its original smartphone, but the technology was not available at the time. Knowing this, Apple may simply be looking to implement this tech in its newest handset.
However, with all the crazes surrounding tech and fitness, especially at this year’s CES with devices like the Nike FuleBand, it’s far too early to rule out the possibility of a new Apple smart watch.