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Apple developing a curved-glass smart watch

Apple developing a curved-glass smart watch
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Apple developing a curved-glass smart watch
Text: Reuters

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, the New York Times reported.

The article cited unnamed sources "familiar with the company's explorations".

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano. (http://store.apple.com/us)
The product can be used to make mobile payments too
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The product can be used to make mobile payments too
The watch-like product that could be used to make mobile payments is currently in the experimental stage.

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano. (http://store.apple.com/us)
Apple's  watch will operate on iOS platform
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Apple's watch will operate on iOS platform
It would operate on Apple's iOS platform, which is the foundation of its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch consumer devices, the Times said.

An Apple spokesperson did not immediately return a call for comment.

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano. (http://store.apple.com/us)
Foxconn working on technologies that could be used in wearable devices
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Foxconn working on technologies that could be used in wearable devices
The Wall Street Journal separately reported that one person briefed on the effort said Apple discussed such a device with its major manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co , also known as Foxconn, which has been working on some technologies that could be used in wearable devices.

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano. (http://store.apple.com/us)
Foxconn working toward making more power-efficient displays
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Foxconn working toward making more power-efficient displays
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.

Image: iWatchz Q Series watchband for iPod nano. (http://store.apple.com/us)
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