Apple has filed a patent for their smartwatch which is highly expected to be released around the end of the year. Apple is referencing the patent as “iTime” in their application. If that is any indication, the widely speculated iWatch from Apple could probably be named the iTime.
Apple claims that the smartwatch would boast something that other smartwatches out there don’t have. The iTime would be built around a design language which is unique to Apple. Despite the fact we do not know what exactly that special something is yet, it is said that it could display information gathered from sensors housed in the band on a detachable watch module.
The iTime could support haptic feedback, voice control, and like any other smartwatch, the ability to display notifications from other Apple devices. Information like incoming calls, text messages, and social media feeds can also be displayed on the watch face. In addition, applications in other devices could be controlled from the watch itself. Smarter features of the iTime include gestures to reject phone calls and the ability to alert its owner when a phone gets out of range.
Apple will work hard to steer the design as far away as possible from the side of “clunkiness”. Recent rumour suggested that the screen size would range from 1.6 inches to a large 2.5 inches of a curved OLED screen. Applications for health and fitness are expected to be supported in the timepiece that would work with Healthkit in iOS 8 that was recently introduced in WWDC 2014.
The market for wearable technology is now expanding faster than ever before since the release of Google’s Android Wear. Evidently, Apple does not want to be left out in the fray.