Apple Reportedly Working on Siri Enabled Wearable Computers
A report from the New York Times
claims Apple is working on Siri-reliant wearable computers.
Source’s close to the matter told the NYT a “very small group of Apple employees” are working on Siri-reliant wearable prototypes that users would wear as part of their everyday clothing. The previous sentence brings to mind images of a Skynet takeover initiated by Siri-enabled tie clips, eyeglasses, shoes and watches.
The wearable devices would utilize a bevy of sensors to constantly send information to and from the user’s smartphone. Somehow the prospect of my entire wardrobe knowing everything about me and being able to transmit it to my phone is a little scary considering the Carrier IQ debacle. But, the advantages of Siri calling me a “tub-o-lard” in the morning after moving my belt buckle out a notch could have some positive side effects.
All of these Siri-enabled television and wearable computer rumors seem to indicate Apple has lofty visions for the future of the still-in-beta digital assistant. Siri, despite her current flaws, looks like she might just be going through that awkward high school phase every trophy wife endures.