Friday, February 22, 2013

The iWatch is real and this is how it might work

Rumours and mystery surround the fabled iWatch, is it real, is this just wishful thinking or a dead end? Well, the iWatch took a step closer to reality when an Apple patent filing turned up showing off a concept watch.

Readwrite reports:

"According to the filing, Apple has conceived a watch-like device with a flexible, touchscreen display and the ability to connect to other devices (like your iPhone) via a wireless protocol, probably Bluetooth 4. There's been plenty of unsourced speculation about what the so-called iWatch would do. In the patent, Apple chimes in and specifically mentions reviewing recent calls, editing playlists, receiving text messages and using maps. Other details in the filing point to the use of solar and kinetic energy to help power the watch, which will undoubtedly require far more energy than your old Casio calculator watch."


"The patent filing describes a "wearable video device" that functions just like the slap bracelets that were popular among kids in the early 1990s:

In a first equilibrium position they can be flat. The second equilibrium is typically reached by slapping the flat embodiment across the wrist, at which point the bracelet curls around the wrist and stays relatively secure in a roughly circular position."

there are already a bunch of smart watches out there, none have gotten any real traction beyond the handful of neck-beards that have picked one up. if Apple does release such a product i hope it does a lot more than just act like an over glorified wrist call display. knowing Apple there`s something up their sleeve, pardon the pun.

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