Do the two Intel and Apple giants collaborate? According to TheNextWeb ‘s report , the two are planning a unique concept of wearable and smart watch. The watch is rumored to be running Apple’s iOS system and will use a 1.5-inch OLED screen from Taiwanese RitDisplay maker when communicating with the device with the power-saving Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The product is scheduled for launch in the first half of 2013 and will fully integrate the watch with the iPhone and include the virtual assistant Siri.
A wristwatch that provides all the information we need directly on the small screen is certainly nothing new, and there are a number of companies that have been selling similar things for some time now and among the most prominent products today are Sony’s SmartWatch , some Chinese manufacturers and a very successful Kickstarter project called Pebble However, none of them have so far succeeded in providing the “ultimate watch”, one that will allow convenient and easy use of getting information from our smartphone and also be a little beyond a cool gadget. Ron Mertens of the Oled-info website says that at this time, the rumor of an iOS watch sounds believable, and we think that the likelihood that Apple will take such a step after a long period of time when it didn’t introduce a brand new product makes perfect sense.
The interesting thing about the whole story is not just the product itself, but the collaboration with Intel. Why should Apple work with a relatively expensive x86 processor maker instead of using the low-cost, low-cost ARM architecture? Clock prices today are around $ 100 to $ 150, so how much is it reasonable to pay a watch with the apple logo in the back? We’re trying to imagine how it might look (hint: an iPod nano with a strap ?) And what Apple could pull off the sleeve that could surprise us, but we have no ideas. Do you have any?