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Feb 11, 2013

Apple working on a curved glass smartwatch, says NYT & WSJ

by Freddie Harrison

A curved glass Apple smartwatch is currently being experimented with in Cupertino, according to reports from both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Apple's iWatch could look a little different to these early prototypes

The New York Times is reporting that Apple is currently “experimenting with” a curved-glass smartwatch. The report comes from Nick Bilton, who made similar claims back in December 2011 that the Cupertino company was working on wearable computing.

According to Bilton, who cites people familiar with the company’s explorations, the watch would run on iOS. Apple’s Senior Vice President of Technologies, Bob Mansfield is said to be “engrossed” by devices that connect to the iPhone via Bluetooth, further fueling the rumours that such a device would connect and work with the iPhone.

The report also makes some links between the device Apple is experimenting with and Corning’s latest technology – Willow Glass. The iPhone glass supplier’s latest innovation is a thin, flexible glass that could be wrapped around the wearer’s wrist.

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