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Tim Cook Interview 2013

Tim Cook Nixes Apple Glasses, but Says Wrist Tech Is "Interesting"

A conversation with Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off All Things D's tech executive conference, D11, this week. While the talk between Tim and journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher varied from Apple's current tax woes to stock prices to the competitive Android market, it was the discussion on a much buzzed about technology concept that peaked our curiosity: wearable devices.

Showing off his Nike+ Fuelband, the Apple head said that beyond fitness devices that have their one specific purpose, he hasn't seen groundbreaking wearable gadgets. "There's nothing that's going to convince a kid who has never worn glasses or a band or a watch or whatever to wear one . . . It's an area, where it's ripe for exploration. It's ripe for us getting excited about."

While he won't say if it's an area Apple is specifically exploring, Tim did say the wrist is likely to be more successful of a place to make wearable tech for than glasses on the face. "From a mainstream point of view, this [glasses] is difficult. For something to work here [on the wrist], you first have to convince people it's so incredible that they want to wear it."

If an Apple take on Google Glass is unlikely to happen, would you be interested in any wrist gadgets the company could one day create?

Watch the full interview with Tim Cook after the break.


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