Apple has encouraged us to wear its devices for a while now, especially with the new iPod Nano featuring a sleek watch face. Now, apparently, the engineers in Cupertino are working on more small devices that we can wear and integrate into our lives.
As The New York Times reports, quoting an anonymous "person with knowledge of the company's plans", Apple is looking to develop an intriguing iPod with curved glass that would wrap around user's wrist.
The interaction with this iPod would be left to Siri, the most talked about new feature for iPhone 4S. The voice recognition technology that powers the digital assistant would be the natural step in releasing us from our addiction to screens.
Reportedly, Apple is experimenting with more wearable gadgets able to input information to other iOS powered devices. "Think of it as a force field that will engulf us wherever we are, transmitting power and Internet access to sensors and screens that are tacked to our clothing", the NYT author Nick Bilton suggests.
The iPhones will act as a powerful information hub, which is not so farfetched, as we can see that this already happening. Research studies revealed that a smartphone is almost never more than three feet away from its user, even when he or she is asleep.