Apple iWatch in the works?

Apple iWatch in the works?It’s about time for Apple to launch an entirely new product, with the iPhone having arrived in 2007, followed by the iPad in 2010. Throw another three years on and you’ve got 2013. Flawless logic.

One candidate is something called the Apple iWatch, which – as the name kinda suggests – would be a flexible watch-like device running iOS.

It’s not the first time the rumour mill has proposed such a device, but The New York Times is fuelling the fire of speculation with a fairly lengthy blog post.

According to “people familiar with the company’s explorations”, Apple is “experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass”.

Other than the mention of iOS, that’s about all the Apple iWatch detail we have to go on at the moment.

However, it’s speculated that the Apple iWatch could be used to make mobile payments with Passbook, along with Siri functionality and possibly some sort of Maps app. Er, not sure if that’d be Apple or Google Maps. Ahem.

“Over the long term wearable computing is inevitable for Apple; devices are diversifying and the human body is a rich canvas for the computer,” says Forrester's Sarah Rotman Epps. “But I’m not sure how close we are to a new piece of Apple hardware that is worn on the body.”

If history has taught us anything, when it does arrive, we can expect the Apple iWatch to be closely followed by the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2013 at 19:22

I have not owned or worn a watch since 1985... Guess how much I'm looking forward to this or any smartwatch?

the human body is a rich canvas for the computer
Sarah, please: get a frigg*n life. Or a tattoo of a butterfly that has a tattoo of your butt.

Briankinss  Feb. 11, 2013 at 19:52

Let's just completely forget there's already a product out. If history has taught us anything, Apple releases a "new" product and say say it innovated and invented it when similar products are already out.

Oh, the product? by Sony. http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/

Pondlife  Feb. 11, 2013 at 20:11

Yep hated wearing watches and always used to scratch/catch the face so yeah I'm about as interested as Jan.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2013 at 20:13

Let's just completely forget there's already a product out. If history has taught us anything, Apple releases a "new" product and say say it innovated and invented it when similar products are already out.

Oh, the product? by Sony. http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/


Sony are not the only ones, either...

Pondlife  Feb. 11, 2013 at 20:17

Didn't someone make the old nano into one? One of those startup thingamyjigs..

The Sony one was pretty rubbish by most reports..

mightyforest  Feb. 11, 2013 at 21:42

so not interested, who's betting they sell like hot cakes though as they are made by apple

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2013 at 23:08

True

judgey  Feb. 12, 2013 at 00:31

Will need itunes to change the time and set alarm tho!

Pondlife  Feb. 12, 2013 at 00:50

Besides isn't their rumoured proper tv thingy more likely as a big product they'll claim as new?

We could do with a new iTV anyway...

deanlfc  Feb. 13, 2013 at 00:17

It won't have e ink like the pebble so the battery will be dreadful

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:27

It won't have e ink like the pebble so the battery will be dreadful

Maybe it comes with an iWind crank?
Whatever. Good point. Watches are crap anyways. One that needs charging every day or so?
But to be honest - I can't even begin to think about this. It is so very uninteresting to me personally. I'm typing this with boredom tears dripping on my keyboard.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:26

It won't have e ink like the pebble so the battery will be dreadful

Unless it does?

Asked to comment on a potential acquisition by Apple, Eric Migicovsky, co-founder and CEO of Pebble said, “I can't comment on anything like that, unfortunately.”

Sounds evasive? http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pebble-CEO-Refuses-to-comment-on-Potential-Apple-Aquisition-329102.shtml

christianecon  Feb. 24, 2013 at 15:29

Let's just completely forget there's already a product out. If history has taught us anything, Apple releases a "new" product and say say it innovated and invented it when similar products are already out.

Oh, the product? by Sony. http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/


Except you forgot Android junk is not an iOS device.

judgey  Feb. 24, 2013 at 16:23

did u mean apple junk is not and android device?
trololo

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 24, 2013 at 16:28

Let's just completely forget there's already a product out. If history has taught us anything, Apple releases a "new" product and say say it innovated and invented it when similar products are already out.

Oh, the product? by Sony. http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/


Except you forgot Android junk is not an iOS device.


Nicely trolled...
Slow Sunday - so, I'll let this one through ;)

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