Check out this video rendering of a wearable iOS device - is it the future?

Check out this video rendering of a wearable iOS device - is it the future?
As we reported late last year, Apple has a small number of employees working on prototyping iOS-driven wearable computing devices. It’s nothing like the effort put into Google’s Project Glass, but with the popularity of watch-band accessories for the touchscreen iPod Nano Apple clearly wanted to stay on top of the trend.

In particular they were said to be exploring a wrist-worn curved glass display, presumably something like an iOS watch that would be thinner than the iPod Nano + wrist strap holder. Designer Federico Ciccarese, who frequently creates renders of potential Apple products, has a rather more unique take on this product. He seems to envision the device more as a primary mobile device, with a larger screen that you would let you use more advanced apps than a watch with a Nano-sized screen would allow.

The design is certainly distinctive, with an almost arachnid-like feel when the device isn’t being worn. Would you be interested in a wearable computer from Apple like this? Would you prefer a more discrete watch-sized device, or are you holding out for Google Glass-like computer that can be worn on your head?



source: Ciccarese Design via 9to5Mac

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44 Comments

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

go go gadget... iwatch?

7. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

That Sharp Sh*t will enter into my Skin !!

22. Appleftw

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

This device isn't practical at all.. talk about trying to reduce use of you hands to manually carry stuff

27. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

looks like freddy kruegers watch

31. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

watch who?

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iWOZERS!!

2. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

No... Just no....

9. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Thing is HIDEOUS!

34. SteveJobsWife

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I like it.

3. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Looks like Apple stole some design cues from Alien's face hugger. I wonder if Ridley Scott patent the design.... I see it now, Apple sues Ridley for stealing their shape when he made Alien in 1979.

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Hell no.

5. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Why not JUST make it look like a watch? Did someone patent the watch design already?

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Probably not....but since Android is on a watch now.....Apple will probably do that and just sue the hell outta Google. Or Apple will somehow link it back to the that tiny iPod Nano and sue.

35. JessJess unregistered

There is already a watch holder for the iPod Nano....

40. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well...that's the end of that then.....lol. Thanks for the info.

6. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i wonder if those claws embed in your skin so u can never leave it or change you mind. mayb administering brainwashing drugs directly into your blood stream for more effective control over their "loyal customers/sheep". that POS won't even fit evrybdy. all hands are different. it'd be a b!tch trying to fit each individual person. but then again apple would prolly sell adapters to make it fit different ppl and charge alot for those too. also for some reason i don't know why it reminds me of the power glove by nintendo.

8. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

13. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

uber cool

10. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Looks like something from War of the Worlds.

11. Aeires unregistered

Samsung will make something like this long before Apple does, they already have flexible screens that are being tested for such uses. This begs the question, who's bright idea was to make it so draconian in appearance? Seriously, you embrace technology, not the other way around.

15. Rocksteady unregistered

exactly, Samsung's idea and prototype of flexible screen has been out now for a while. Plus, who is going to wear such a thing?! looks so boyish and silly.

12. cobaltox1

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

the ugliest thing i have ever seen!!!!! and yes ridley scott should sue this guy

14. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Kill it before it lays eggs.

16. Aeires unregistered

http://www.ciccaresedesign.com/ Some interesting designs from this guy.

17. Aeires unregistered

I've got a new follower, thumbs down every single post, regardless of content. Get a life.

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its sad....but dont worry about it. Just shows some folks have no life. Here's one green thumb from me for ya. Now watch how many red thumbs I get...LOL!!!

30. Aeires unregistered

I don't sweat immature twits who hide behind computer monitors. There's plenty of mature people on this site who can have intelligent conversations without letting immature OS wars get in the way of courtesy. You can't let the trolls get in the way of that. :-)

18. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Lol...apple , and getting tech of the future before anyone else? Lol nice try isheeseep

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Sure, why wouldn't they? Just another Apple device to buy. Profit profit profit. I'd rather just have a forearm sleeve I can slip my phone into and out of. Seems more practical. Those little metal bars look pretty and all but also look like a hindrance to dexterity and flexibility. Or even a point of injury.

20. Rocksteady unregistered

Plus it's not safe for drivers, both hands off the steering wheel. Next apple's innovation, the icondom.

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