Apple considers wristwatch-styled device using curved glass24
Corning already has a bendable glass that it has developed which it calls Willow Glass. This glass can bend like paper in the wind without breaking. And considering the relationship (albeit secret by mutual agreement) that Corning has with Apple, we could see Willow Glass commercialized the same way that Gorilla Glass has become a household name.
This makes Apple potentially the biggest player of the wearables market in a sort of invisible way."
No stranger to these pages, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that he can envision a day when people carry a tablet and wear a smartwatch that takes care of the light housekeeping like making calls, text messaging, quick searches and navigation. Munster sees such a product as a cheaper solution to the iPhone, especially in emerging markets. And Apple might have some competition in the wearable computer space. Google says that it hopes to make Google Glass 3% of its annual revenues by 2015.
If Apple does make a decision to go full steam into smartwatches, it seems to have the right guy at the top; current CEO Tim Cook wears a Nike FuelBand which tracks his activities.
source: NYTimes via AppleInsider