Apple designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers and also operates retail stores. Its best-known hardware products are Macintosh computers, the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone – Apple is the world’s third largest mobile phone-maker after Samsung and Nokia.
What next from Apple? Get ready for the iWatch
Watch 'can answer your iPhone' and could be available next year
Tech giant Apple is rumoured to be in the design stages of a Bluetooth smart watch, according to reports.
Chinese tech site TGBus claims that the company that brought us the iPod, iPad and iPhone is working with Intel to develop a 1.5-inch OLED screen iOS watch.
In a report translated into English, the website said that the watch is expected to be listed in the first half of next year.
It cites insiders as saying that the new watch will be able to pick up calls from the iPhone - a feature current smart watches such as the Sony SmartWatch don't have.
TGBus adds that the company has chosen the first half of next year to debut the product because no other products in the Apple 'community' are due for launch at that time.
The move is sure to heat up the relatively young smart watch market, which earlier this year saw the successful launch of the Pebble Watch, which connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting the user with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. The user can also download watch faces and apps.