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Apple's smartwatch has been a hot topic in the tech world as of late, starring in several rumor reports that try to shed a bit more light on the still-unofficial device. That continues today, as The Verge claims to have been told by Apple is busy tweaking iOS to work correctly on a watch-style device. The company's goal of getting its smartphone operating system to function on a watch is currently resulting in a battery life that's lower than what Apple would like, though, with the product currently lasting a couple of days off of single charge rather than the four to five day lifespan that the Cupertino firm wants. Apple reportedly also has some work planned in regards to improving watch support with iOS on the iPhone.

As one might expect with a new product like a smartwatch, Apple has quite a large team dedicated to its watch product. Both Bloomberg and The Verge claim that Apple design head Jony Ive is working with around 100 engineers on the device and that the project is one of Ive's favorites.

Smartwatches aren't exactly a new type of product, but the category has shot up in popularity recently thanks to devices like the Pebble and MetaWatch. We've yet to see a large mobile device maker like Apple really get into the smartwatch sector, though, so it'll be interesting to what a company that already creates its own hardware and can really dig into a mobile OS does with its own smartwatch.

We may not have to wait long to see Apple's take on the smartwatch, as Bloomberg and The Verge claim that the "iWatch" could be released this year. However, that's still very much a rumor at this point, just like the rest of the details of Apple's watch, so you probably don't want to toss your current timepiece out the window quite yet. Are you interested in donning a smartwatch on your wrist or are you content with just pulling your phone out of your pocket to check the time, messages and other alerts?

Via The Verge, Bloomberg

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Romi Max If you don't take out your phone, there is no need for the phone to be gorgeous. Just sits in the pocket and does nothing
Steven Pereira Nope. I can only imagine how irritating it would be to get notifications on my watch! At least I can ignore my watch. Though, if I could actually place a call with the watch I'd hop right on that bandwagon.
Brain Roopull Why do iPhone people seem like they live in a bubble? Check this out:
Bo Abe Vorachack My rolex is fine
Kristoff Lewandowski Every time I see ppl saying some will suck, you can expect massive sales!
Donnie Ross Oneill Dumb!! Idea i bet that when theese gay watches come out they will cost the same or more then a iphone no thanks ill stick to my droid x2
Jason Wilde This has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of.
Allan Jesus Hernandez It would depend on price and features. I love my Android and iPhone so it's just another toy to add to my arsenal!
Ken Reil Nope.
Brandon Moran An android one may be useful, IF you don't have Google Glass X ) My concern with Glass though is if some places might ban the use of it or not.. Stupid, but you know how things get..
Josh Clarence Is it really that hard to pull your phone out of your pocket that you'd spend several hundred dollars on a watch so you don't have to?
Guillermo De León No. I don't like wearing a watch.
John Jackson a watch would be cool cause i cant always pull my phone out like in a meeting
Aaron Couts Once again apple arrives late to the party smartwatches have been out for years now
Nipun Sachdev Android watches would be a better option any day. Apple watch would be another frustrating device, comes with two different chargers, buy apple charger 16 pin for 99$. Jerks...
Joseph Alan Richardson Nope. Google glass all the way <3
Brent Legendre ILL PASS
Ian Baylon Make an Android watch that's cheap and I'll get it for sure. (With JB installed of course)
John McPhillips I'd love to have one!!!!!
Fernando Gonzalez Meh. I'll wait for Google Glass. iWatch sounds like a joke.
Biraj Patel No... Hell no ....cause when it comes to watches.. omega Rolex tag movado are far more superior
Carl Dale Another thing to get stolen

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