Monday, December 19, 2011

Apple Working on Wearable Curved-Glass iPods

An inside tip at Apple leaked that the Cupertino company is working on a wearable iPod made of curved-glass along with other wearable designs. A small development team is experimenting with this wearable design which is intended to be worn on the wrist and controlled with Siri voice commands. 
The “very small group of Apple employees” are part of an industry-wide push for wearable tech, the NYTimes reports, using the now-ubiquitous smartphone as a data-crunching hub. The relative size of the team Apple has working on the iPod-bangle project is probably an indicator that it’s not high on the company’s agenda for release. Still, the iPod nano has at least in part jumped the gap to become a legitimate “wearable” itself: with the latest model, Apple added a variety of user-selectable watch faces, meaning the iPod can be used with one of various third-party wrist straps as a timepiece replacement. It’s not clear what wireless technology Apple might use, though the company did add Bluetooth 4.0 support (aka “Bluetooth Smart Ready“) in its recent iPhone 4S. 

via slashgear

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