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Is Apple making a smart watch?

Last updated on: February 14, 2013 10:36 IST

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano.
Photographs: Image used for representation only. Courtesy, Apple.

Apple Inc is experimenting with the design of a device similar to a wristwatch that would operate on the same platform as the iPhone and would be made with curved glass, according to the New York Times.

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Is Apple making a smart watch?

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano.
Photographs: Image used for representation only. Courtesy, Apple.

A Reuters report quoting NYT said, the watch-like product that could be used to make mobile payments is currently in the experimental stage and would operate on Apple's iOS platform, which is the foundation of its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch consumer devices.

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Is Apple making a smart watch?

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano.
Photographs: Image used for representation only. Courtesy, Apple.

According to Bloomberg, Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on the wristwatch-like device.

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Is Apple making a smart watch?


Photographs: Reuters.

Apple's manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, also known as Foxconn, has been working on some technologies that could be used in wearable devices.

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Is Apple making a smart watch?

Image: Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, visits the iPhone production line at the Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
Photographs: Apple/Handout/Reuters

The Taiwan-based company has been working toward making more power-efficient displays and its technologies are aimed at multiple Foxconn customers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the same person, according to Reuters.

 


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