A few days back, The New York Times reported that Apple was working on an iOS-based smartwatch, a claim which was later corroborated by a number of other mainstream publications like The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
NYT’s report however, contained an additional nugget of information that said Apple would be using Corning’s upcoming bendable glass to make a curved glass watch.
So how would such a watch, built using curved glass, look like?
The folks at Guardian created a mockup of an iWatch that uses Corning’s ultrathin bendable willow glass, runs iOS and borrows a lot of functionality from current iOS devices like Siri, location and Maps.
Rumors and speculation till now point to an Apple smartwatch running a custom build of iOS, with a 1.5 OLED inch screen and an Intel processor. The device could use Bluetooth 4.0’s low energy mode to pair with iOS devices to fetch notifications and other alerts. With more than 100 product designers working on the device, Apple’s iWatch would be much more than just a way to pull notifications off your iPhone. As former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée says, an iWatch could make computing even more personal.