What Apple’s Rumored iWatch Might Look Like

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.

iwatch-concept-curved-glass

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.

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  • Unvaluablespace@aol.com

    Lmao, no way in hell apple would choose something so….silly! This looks like a teenagers first experience into 3d rendering, slapping an existing iPhone on a wristband. The design choices are just, ugh. Headphone port sticking off the top of the “watch”?! Volume buttons all the way near the bottom? That part just doesn’t look right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7720083 Curtis Maggard

      haha, seriously. This is a joke. They couldn’t come up with a better rendering than this? No way in hell will it have a head phone jack. Camera, or any of that non sense.

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        Headphone jack is unlikely. However, I would be fairly confident in saying it will have an iSight camera.

    • Unvaluablespace

      Wow I feel dumb. Just realized I viewed the pic incorrectly. The headphone jack is in fact on the side, I thought they were implying it was on top where the FaceTime camera goes. Lol. But still, the majority of these phone-like features are rather useless on a watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Let’s reevaluate that title, Rounak.

    “This is how Apple’s iWatch may look”

    -OR-

    “What Apple’s iWatch may look like”

    • Unvaluablespace

      The title made my head hurt

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Done, the title has been changed. Thanks!

  • Goze

    wtf is this

  • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

    And I want a Bluetooth communicator to stick on my chest. StarTrek style.

  • http://twitter.com/db_DESIGN dbDESIGN

    iBracelet. (dumb)