If the latest rumors are to be believed, we may be wearing on our wrist Apple smartwatches before the first half of 2013 ends. According to some sources, Apple is supposedly working on something big and it might be an entirely new class of product. Interestingly, some analysts like Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster agree that an iOS smartwatch is a possibility.
The smartwatch may possibly be a 1.5-inch device with OLED with ITO (indium tin oxide) coated glass and incorporated the low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 profile making it compatible with all Apple devices launched in the last two years.
Unfortunately, the rumor isn’t much for specifics about just how the watch would operate; would you be able to load mini apps onto it, or would it just act as a sort of notification screen for apps running on your iPhone? If there is some truth in these claims, we may find the answers sooner than we expect.
The only thing that does not add up is Intel as the alleged partner in this project. Why would Apple partner with Chipzilla when ARM is definitely the more power-efficient choice for the moment? We have no idea. As for the price, if there indeed will be an Apple smartwatch, it definitely will not come out cheap and the company will probably aim at more than $100. Anyone interested?