By now, we all know that the next generation of wearable computers will be built on a stack of computing hardware that’s been designed to run the latest software and applications, rather than being based on traditional software.
This is great news for the hardware industry, but the next wave of wearable computing will be powered by the same hardware stack as the smartphones and wearables that were the main focus of the tech industry’s boom years.
This means that the hardware used to build the next wearable computer, like the Apple Watch, will be the same design and hardware as the Apple computer of yesteryear.
This makes it a lot easier for hardware makers to make a smartwatches that can work with Apple Watch apps and Apple Maps.
And with so much data being streamed from wearable computers to the internet, it’s also possible that we’ll see the next big wave of wearables powered by cloud computing and connected to a cloud-connected smartwatch.
As we’ve written before, the next-generation wearable computer could be the world’s first truly connected smartwatch, and that could mean a whole lot of things to Apple.
The smartwatch is the first thing to come to mind when you think of connected computers, and the Apple watch is no different.
The iPhone is the world champion at connecting everything from the phone to the TV, and Apple has been pushing the limits of connected computing since its creation.
The Apple Watch is the company’s most powerful wearable computer ever, and it’s already starting to take over our lives with new applications like iMessage and iCal, but it’s possible that the Apple wearable could be one of the first connected computers to truly become a fully connected device.
This article originally appeared in Wired UK.
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