Apple Inc. is experimenting with designs for a watch-like device that would perform some functions of a smartphone, according to people briefed on the effort.
Capabilities that Apple is exploring for wearable devices remain unclear. But analysts and investors who have been tracking the field predict the company would release a product with many different functions and that the device would work closely with the iPhone.
Apple has been exploring the area for some time, according to the people briefed on the effort, and has hired employees with backgrounds in sensors and related technologies in recent years.
The New York Times earlier reported that Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices.
I’m interested to see how Apple can incorporate a watch into an IPhone. No one is for sure what the progress is like on the device, but imagine having an IPhone in your left hand, an “IWatch” on your right wrist, and a MacBook Pro in your backpack.
Safety issues also have to be a concern. Wearing such a high tech. object on your body could be dangerous. Weather protection is a must. Apart from your head, the hands and wrists are most likely to get wet in the rain.
And quite frankly, we use our hands a LOT. Won’t it be a little dangerous putting such an expensive object on a part of the body that gets so much use?
I don’t want to say Monopoly but…. Apple has Boardwalk and Park Place on lock.