We hear a lot of Apple rumors on a daily, if not weekly basis, many of which never turn into a real product or feature for an upcoming product. This weekend, though, one rumor we covered this past December seems to have resurfaced as two big publications reporting Apple is currently working on a smartwatch.
Both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have confirmed with sources familiar with Apple’s plans they have begun developing a smartwatch that runs on iOS. The smartwatch is said to be made of a curved glass and Apple is currently experimenting a number of ways consumers would wear the device, although at this point, no details regarding the smartwatch’s design or even if it will be made available to the public in the near future.
It’s curious to see Apple start developing its own smartwatch shortly after Pebble announced its own smartwatch, which recently started shipping out to consumers. The Pebble hasn’t been out long enough for analysts to predict whether the device is a hit or miss, but if Apple is indeed developing a smartwatch, then they must see something in the technology.