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Apple outfoxed: Foxconn first to debut iPhone-compatible smartwatch

Published Jun 27th, 2013 12:35PM EDT
Foxconn iPhone Compatible Smartwatch

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It seems like we’ve been hearing rumors forever about Apple releasing its own “iWatch” that acts as a key accessory to the iPhone. But apparently, longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn got tired of waiting around and decided to take matters into its own hands with its very own iOS-compatible smartwatch. CNET reports that Foxconn executives this week showed off a new watch “that can wirelessly connect to an iPhone to display incoming phone calls and Facebook posts.” The launch of the Foxconn watch comes at a time when the company has started trying to lessen its dependence on Apple by building its own consumer electronics products to boost its overall margins. No release date or pricing has been announced for the new Foxconn smartwatch at this point.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.