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Fresh Apple iWatch Concept Surfaces with iOS, Siri and Flexible Screen

by Todd Haselton | February 18, 2013February 18, 2013 6:00 pm EST

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Apple hasn’t confirmed that it’s working on an iWatch smart watch, but that isn’t stopping anyone from speculating on what such a device might look like or offer the public. We published a really cool looking concept a few days back, and now The Guardian’s The Observer blog has built its own model of what such a watch might look like.

The news outlet speculates that the watch will sport a Retina display (we tend to doubt that, considering that the iPad mini doesn’t even have one yet, but the more pixels the better!), a speaker, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a front-facing camera for FaceTime and volume controls along the band. The Observer agrees with our speculation that the iWatch will include a full iOS operating system, a hardware home button, Siri support, location services, the ability to monitor health and other fitness activities, flexible glass and a Intel-based system with low power consumption.

We definitely dig the idea, although we think it might be too early for mass adoption of curved screens. We also think the watch will likely get most of its information from another nearby iOS device, such as the iPad in your backpack or the iPhone in your pocket. If the watch can rely on most sensors in your smartphone, it will have the ability to last longer on a single charge.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...