Apple board member sort of hints at iWatch

Apple board member sort of hints at iWatchNeedless to say, Apple won’t be confirming anything about the iWatch until it’s ready to launch the thing - which won't be any time soon.

In the meantime, we’re making do with, er, an Apple board member using the word “watch” in a sentence.

We’re listening to Bill Campbell, who also serves as chairman of Intuit, which is somewhat ironically headquartered in Mountain View – home of Google.

Speaking in front of hundreds of employees, Bill bigged up Google’s Project Glass, describing it as a “phenomenal breakthrough”.

And here’s the sentence of interest: “When you start to think about glasses or watches, they become as intimate as the cell phone was.”

Before we go getting all excited (not pointing any fingers at other sites, ahem), it’s largely accepted that smartwatches will feature quite heavily in the coming months. Bill mightn't necessarily be talking about the iWatch; more likely, he's referring generally to the imminent wave of devices.

Indeed, Samsung has already confirmed that it’s working on a smartwatch, and LG is said to be contemplating the same.

As for the iWatch, it’s tipped to land later this year, and there are supposedly some 100 engineers working on it.

In terms of functionality, the iWatch is expected to be capable of many of the same functions as the iPhone and iPad, though we’re still concerned about big fingers vs. relatively small screen size.

via: BloombergBusinessweek

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nutnut  Apr. 16, 2013 at 01:40

I dunno, still not convinced by this whole watch thing! I have not worn a watch for years as my phone tells the time (irony!) but maybe this will show me the time and allow me to make calls and free up some real estate in my pockets, i might have to suck it and see

nutnut

g45gy  Apr. 16, 2013 at 20:17

I dunno, still not convinced by this whole watch thing! I have not worn a watch for years as my phone tells the time (irony!) but maybe this will show me the time and allow me to make calls and free up some real estate in my pockets, i might have to suck it and see

nutnut


Exactly as you said, also it's easier to glance at a watch instead of taking out a phone
http://goo.gl/Dn3PT

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