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Apple Built Google Glass Like Prototypes

Apple is thinking big for wearable tech as its rumored iWatch is slated for 2014 launch. Apple has experimented and tinkered with various products in the past. It is even rumored to have built several prototypes like of the Google Glass in its heyday, but have no time to work on it.

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Apple Built Google Glass Like Prototypes

Around the time when the iPod was coming into its own, Apple Incorporated is said to have flirted with the idea of producing a Google Glass-like device. The former Apple exec, Tony Fadell even claims to have constructed a whole bunch of such devices from scratch. The basic concept was one of manufacturing a visor that you could attach to your noggin. The experience was said to be purely theatrical. And although many samples were created ultimately the whole process was sealed. 

Apple instead opted for other products which have made it quite a household word in the league of such greats as Microsoft and Yahoo. However, Fadell’s words ought to be taken with a grain of salt. They may be more hype than reality. While Apple did have an affair with the Glasses Game back in its iPod era, it was brief and probably never amounted to anything. 

The iPod was in fact what Apple concentrated upon and perfected for the market. And it was a huge success. Virtual Reality (VR) was never Apple’s strong suit. So, all this talk of prototypes may be more hearsay than hard talk. And while Apple did deconstruct everything that came in its line of vision, ultimately it stuck to basics when it came to feasible products. 

With billions of dollars at its command, Apple Incorporated has better things to do with its time. It is working on its rumored wearable device, iWatch this time. It can’t afford to spread itself too thin in the process of diversification. To keep it simple was good enough for Steve Jobs and his company

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Source: Business Insider

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Alleged Schematic Shows iPhone 6 Coming with 1GB of RAM

Source: Mac Rumors

Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 may sport 1 GB of RAM, according to a leaked schematic shared by Chinese Apple repair firm GeekBar (Google Translate, via G for Games). The chart is said to come from an internal supply chain source, however it is unknown if the schematic is intended for the 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch iPhone 6. If the chart is indeed legitimate, the iPhone 6 would join the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c in sporting 1 GB of RAM. That amount ...
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Pokémon is on the way to iPad! Well, the other one…

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Will the iPhone 6 include a reversible USB cable? Recent Apple patent makes it possible.

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The iPhone 6’s packaging might not only include a redesigned smartphone, but a redesigned USB to Lightning cable. While it’s unlikely that Apple will yet-again change the Lightning port introduced with the 2012 iPhone 5 anytime in the near future, a redesigned version of the USB plug could be ready for this fall. Sketchy photos of a reversible USB cable first surfaced on the web last week, and Sonny Dickson y ...
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Apple wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award for ‘Misunderstood’ holiday ad

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Here’s some good news for Apple amid several months of controversy surrounding the Cupertino-company’s marketing efforts: Apples’ 2013 Holiday season television commercial “Misunderstood” has won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for most “outstanding commercial” in 2014. The award was announced on the Emmy’s winners list last night, and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards are presented for “guest performers on televis ...
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