Wearable wrist computers may cease to be fad in 2013 with the latest project which Apple and Intel might be in the middle of. A Chinese tech blog called TGBus.com has reported that they have got information from the ‘supply chain' that the two companies are building together a Bluetooth equipped smartphone wristwatch hybrid. This device can apparently get connected to other devices running on iOS such as iPods and iPhones.
The same source apparently slipped the details about Apple, that the Cupertino-based giant's upcoming smartwatch will reach the market during the first half of the year 2013.
The smart watch is expected to sport OLED display of 1.5 inch made of indium tin oxide otherwise known as ITO-coated glass. This is made by RiTdisplay, the PMOLED panel manufacturer from Taiwan.
It remains to be seen whether the rumors will come true or not. However, there has always been immense potential for Bluetooth wristwatch from Apple. The device, when launched, will prove to be the most affordable iPhone accessory.
A small wristwatch acting like a computer, allowing you to connect to devices like iPhone and having features such as Siri voice control would have tremendous potential in the market.
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology has already been rolled out by Apple in a variety of products such as its new MacBook Pro laptops, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 which are now ‘Bluetooth Smart Ready'.
This is significant because the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology arrives with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). BLE is meant for low latency and low power applications in wireless devices for a small range.