Apple Experiments on the iWatch|
According to a report from the New York Times, Apple is working on a smart wristwatch-like device, dubbed it as iWatch, which will be released soon.
Apple is currently testing the watch at its Cupertino basement company. Aside from running on Apple’s iOS platform, one of the watch’s possible unique features is its bendable glass strap made of Corning Willow, developed by Corning Inc.
Pete Bocko, CTO for Corning, says of the bendable glass, “You can certainly make it wrap around a cylindrical object and that could be someone’s wrist. Right now, if I tried to make something that looked like a watch, that could be done using this flexible glass."
There is still room for improvement as far as the material's flexibility and durability are concerned. “The human body moves in unpredictable ways,” Bocko explains. “It’s one of the toughest mechanical challenges.”"
Aside from this cutting-edge strap and body, the new iWatch's features -- such as apps, map, software, functions, and price -- are something to be watched out for.
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