Countdown begins for Apple iWatch

Last updated 05:00 12/02/2013

Relevant offers


BlackBerry unveils last in-house phone before calling it quits Kodak re-enters the picture with premium phone To keep drones out, companies try hijacking them and shooting them down Apple tipped to unveil new Mac computers at event Top coach slams Microsoft tablet and plans to go back to pen and paper Why pioneering Nokia couldn't beat the iPhone Smartphone camera showdown: Google Pixel v iPhone v Samsung Review: Google Pixel smartphone Is a $10k camera that only takes black and white photos worth it? The amazing sweating robot

Apple 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 has reported.

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

The watch-like product that could be used to make mobile payments is currently in the experimental stage and 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.

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, also known as Foxconn, which has been working on some technologies that could be used in wearable devices.

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.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content