Apple iWatch Tests Curved Glass; Get Set for Something New

February 11, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Its rumor time folks, yet again. The grapevine has it that Apple will soon release its own watch that will use wireless technologies to get connected with your other iDevices. The latest rumor suggests that Apple is now testing curved glass to be used as a suitable material for their i-Watch.

So, will this device help us unlock our iPhone every time? Can one plug a headset into this watch? Will Siri be present? For now, what we can only do is to wait, as Apple hasn’t yet commented.

Though it’s unclear what features the watch will boast of, it’s safe to assume that an Apple watch will be constructed from Corning Glass. Corning had announced last year that after a decade of development, it had created bendable glass called Willow Glass.

Apple iWatch Tests Curved Glass; Get Set for Something New

Pete Bocko, the CTO for Corning Glass Technologies had stated that one can certainly make the WIllow Glass wrap around a cylindrical object and that could be someone’s wrist for an example.

Right now, if he tried to make something that looked like a watch, that could be done using this flexible glass. Was he teasing the iWatch? Nobody knows.

This is not the first time that reports of an Apple watch have surfaced. Last December, a Chinese gadget news site said that Apple may be in the process of developing its own smartwatch that connects Apple devices via Bluetooth.

That report said Apple would be working with Intel to create the smart watch with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplay with ITO-coated glass. With on going research, it might not be long when we can actually buy these from Apple stores in our city.

Apple has always released their products in time though we yet don’t know what that time will be for the iWatch.

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