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Is Apple working on a curved glass watch?Rumors of an iWatch have resurfaced. CNET's Sumi Das asks Josh Lowensohn how a timepiece from Apple might function and whether or not we should put any stock in the scuttlebutt.
-Hello and welcome to Inside Scoop. I'm Sumi Das and joining me is Josh Lowensohn, Senior Writer for CNET. Thanks for being with us. -My pleasure. -It's been a while since we've chatted. What brought us together again? Apple rumors. -And a weird one of that. -Yeah. -It's not a television. -Okay. -It's a watch. -It's a watch. Okay. So where did these watch rumors step from? -They really come from China. They come from Foxconn where-- -Where all good rumors come from. -All good rumors come from. But it really stands from two reports, one from the New York Times and one from the Wall Street Journal. Kind of all come around this idea that Apple is making a watch. -Okay. So what are the sources? -Pretty much people in the supply chain which is kinda confusing the ideas that they're toying around with this idea in Cupertino. -Uh-hmm. -And that have been doing that for years in fact that they've been hiring engineers and working out prototypes for this glass-like device. It's gonna-- -Glass? -Yes. So, glass-- it would wrap around your wrist. -Okay. All glass? -I don't know if that all glasses. -Wow. -It's a possibility but they have to put the battery in there, they have to rubberize it. You don't wanna fall in this thing and get cuts. -Yeah. -So it can't be all glass. -So does this make sense for Apple? Let's just take a step back? -Sure. -Is this a logical next step for Apple as a business? I mean, I do know that Pebble, that project that made $10 million on Kickstarter obviously made us all think about watches as a space in there, a bunch of other efforts as well. So, is that why Apple is getting into it or-- -I think it's really interesting 'cause if you think about watches, in a lot of ways the smartphone and phones in general kind of obliviate the need for it and you just don't need it. -Yeah. -You always know what time it is. But then you have devices like Nike Fuel Band. -Uh-hmm. -Obviously the aforementioned Pebble, the Jawbone app. All sorts of new technologies that are coming out to do things more than just tell time. So if you look at something like a watch, that's maybe running iOS, then you have the possibility of apps, you have the possibility in all the sensors and sending data back and forth. There's a lot of applications for that. There are also a new thing to sell. -Yeah, exactly. And is Apple looking for new thing to sell? I mean, what are your thoughts? What do you think? -Yeah, and then everybody's been talking about the televisions the next big thing. But the problem with the TV or even a set-top box is that you buy and you might not replace it every once in a while. -True. -Something that's on you all the time. Something where they can have a lot of variations that's just like the iPhone, that's just like the iPad. It's something that you might wanna buy and-- -It's gonna get more wear and tear. You might replace it more often. -Exactly. -All right. Well, we'll keep an eye on the watch space. -Yeah. -And we'll watch the watch space as it where and you'll keep us on this on the rumors. -Definitely. -Josh, thank so much. -My pleasure. -For Inside Scoop, I'm Sumi Das. Thanks for watching.