Another New Battle Between Apple and Samsung

In recent years Apple and its rivals have shifted their fight from the desktop to the pocket. Now the wearable tech becomes their new battleground. There are three different sources have confirmed that Apple is already planning an iWatch. 100 designers are working on the project according to the latest rumors. While Samsung is also applying its design teams to the task of making a similar device, Galaxy Altius Active or Fortius, which is the alleged smartwatch.

The iWatch is a Bluetooth smart watch which will hook up to an iPhone or iPad, feature a 1.5-inch OLED RiTdisplay screen, and sport a touchscreen front, much like the sixth-generation iPod nano. The sources within the supply chain say the device is already in an advanced stage and that its lauch is expected in the first half of 2013.

While the Samsung Galaxy Altius Active is reported to run a proprietary operating system – AltinusOS and it will sport 235MB of RAM. According to the leaked pictures, its app navigation screen bears a resemblance to the tiles seen on Windows Phone. The smartwatch will come with three accessories, compatible with your wrist, your bike, and with a protective cover.

With Sony offering another example in the form of its Android-compatible smartwatch, it is notable that Apple and Samsung appear to be preparing to face off yet again in a new market.