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What the Apple iWatch Could Look Like (Video)

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Apple is reportedly testing an iWatch in a top secret lab, and while we don’t have spy shots, we can share a great looking iWatch concept that shows what the Apple watch could look like.

The Apple iWatch rumors picked up this week with both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal adding support to the rumors.The latest rumors indicate Apple is planning a watch that runs iOS and one with a curved glass display.

This iWatch concept courtesy of Fuse Chicken, doesn’t include the curved display, but it does show how Apple could design a connected watch.

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iWatch concept showing a take on Apple’s wearable computer.

Fuse Chicken’s iWatch concept includes a design inspired by the iPhone 5, with chamfered edges and the same color options. The iWatch is thinner than the iPhone 5 at .25-inch thick because it is a companion device that doesn’t need the same internal parts as the iPhone. In this design the watch charges with a Lightning connection and would offer 3-5 days of battery life.

Read: Will Apple’s iWatch Replace Your iPhone?

This iWatch would allow users to stream music to a pair of headphones from the iPhone using Bluetooth and would allow users to make calls with their wristwatch thanks to a speaker and microphone. In this design  the overall size of the watch is 1.25″ by 1.25″, leaving off a widescreen display for a better fit and ditching the keyboard.

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The iWatch would take calls over Bluetooth.

The iWatch would connect to the iPhone with Bluetooth 4.0 to push notifications and share connectivity, and would ship with built-in apps including; Weather, Voice memo,Clock Faces, iPod, App Store, Calendar, Reminders, Messages, Alarm and Stocks. In this iWatch concept there would be a special iWatch app store with new apps. The watch would feature complete iOS notification center integration, control Bluetooth calls and music as well as handle text messages.

This concept also includes a small camera which would likely allow users to take and make Facetime calls from the iWatch, without the need to take their iPhone out.

Apple iWatch Concept Video

This iWatch concept includes a single button for control on the right side of the iWatch. A short press would act like a standard home button and a long press would act as a power button. The right side of the phone also includes the Lightning port so users can charge the watch at night while they charge their iPhone.

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Apple iWatch concept with a locking band design.

Fuse Chicken believes Apple will place a lot of attention on the design of the watch strap, so this concept includes a 2 piece rigid design that pivots into locked positions for a secure fit and an easy removal at the end of the day.

The iWatch is still just a rumor, like the Apple HDTV that is supposedly hidden in a secret lair in Cupertino, but with advances in wearable computing and the chance for more profits sales and from iWatch specific apps, it’s hard believe Apple isn’t at least working on some form of a connected watch.

Apple iWatch Concept Gallery

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8 Comments

  1. RED-DOLPHIN (@ProjectDOLPHIN)

    02/13/2013 at 7:28 am

    this could be the real start of the long awaited smart watch category ! we are also keen to seen real watch companies following … http://red-dolphin.mp.bi.lv/2013/02/07/swiss-watchmakers-smartwatches/

  2. Rorison Meadows (@rorytmeadows)

    02/13/2013 at 9:56 am

    This is incredibly stupid. Apple is getting ready to jump the shark. If you wear this, you’re a moron that should be put to sleep.

  3. Ryan

    02/14/2013 at 7:19 am

    I just checked my account and there is no debit from Apple. Why haven’t you taken my money yet Apple, WHY?

  4. Jack

    02/18/2013 at 3:14 pm

    This is pretty stupid unless u buy it as a fashion statement but even then its stupid because everyone would have the same thing on there wrist, kinda wierd! But thats the apple plan. I can imagine it on my wrist and no thanks i have pockets to keep my time in. More shit to buy more applecare more poop poop poop poop

  5. The Fish

    06/05/2013 at 7:09 pm

    Be a lil open minded people. Lets out things into perspective; we’ve all been in situations where it has been either too rude (like at nannas) or too inappropriate to pull out our phones to check a message, email or notification right? Right! So this takes it to an all new level. I would have mine on vibrate at all times so I’m not giving away that i’m checking my fb or reading a message/email. Doin it on the sly.

    Great idea apple- 2 thumbs up!!! ;-D

  6. ALEX

    09/06/2013 at 1:58 am

    PEOPLE….WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!!!
    To all those people opposed to this new trend…please go back to your mud huts and watch cable through your black and white CRT tube tvs.
    This is progress….and soon mankind will soar through space in starships.
    Remember…100 yrs ago…common people thought you were out of your mind if you talked about future tech like cellphones, ships landing on the moon, computer tablets, tvs you can hang on a wall, spray on bandage…..etc.

    My point….keep an open mind!….who knows what the next 100 yrs will bring.

    Most importantly….have a positive outlook on life!!!

    Negativity is one big waste!!!

  7. q23m

    02/04/2014 at 5:49 pm

    Guys just face it. Apple is gonna put screens on shoes at this rate! Wait, that’s a good idea…
    No jk think of puddles and jumping over them. :D

  8. q23m

    02/04/2014 at 5:51 pm

    Every, single, red-apple-sweet-delicous-wet-condensated, day that it rains….

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