Apple reportedly developing 'smart watch'
Apple is rumored to be developing a "wristwatch-like device made of curved glass". Presumably a smart watch, the device will run on the iOS platform and differentiates itself "based on the company's understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body."
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to be utilizing a new type of glass invented by Corning, the maker of the tough Gorilla Glass used in the iPhone. The company announced last year that it has succeeded in creating bendable glass, called Willow Glass.
Though this is not the first time that rumors has surfaced on this front, it is nevertheless notable given reports of an Apple smart watch appearing on both a New York Times blog and in the Wall Street Journal.
Not much else is known about the Apple watch at the moment, though it does sound highly plausible given the popularity of the sixth-gen iPod Nano that could be worn as a watch.
For IT departments, an iOS-based smart watch is certainly something to keep an eye on. A watch running on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and possibly via mobile connectivity wouldn't be much different than a larger iPhone.
Along with the imminent arrival of computerized glasses in the near future, enterprises would do well to first by enacting up-to-date policies pertaining to BYOD.
- check out this article at TechCrunch