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by Kevin Coupe

The so-called "smart watch," which could have all sort of wearable technology designed to further the interweaving of technology into our everyday lives, may be on a drawing board.

And to make the whole idea even more intriguing, the drawing boards on which it may exist are said to be at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

According to a New York Times story, people in the know are saying that "Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass ... Such a watch would operate on Apple's iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company's understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body.

"Apple declined to comment on its plans. But the exploration of such a watch leaves open lots of exciting questions: If the company does release such a product, what would it look like? Would it include Siri, the voice assistant? Would it have a version of Apple's map software, offering real-time directions to people walking down the street? Could it receive text messages? Could it monitor a user's health or daily activity? How much will it cost? ... Such a watch could also be used to make mobile payments, with Apple's Passbook payment software."

The story suggests that experts believe that Apple has all the necessary technology available to it in order to make an iWatch work, and that investors would embrace such a project enthusiastically, since there seems to be a growing consensus that an iWatch will replace the iPhone eventually.

Apple is not alone in this; Google, for example, also is working in the field of wearable technology, including eyeglasses that include a computer screen built into them.

Can't wait. I may be a digital immigrant, but I think this would be totally cool. And a total Eye-Opener.
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