Expect Apple’s iOS-based iWatch to drop later this year

Expect Apple’s iOS-based iWatch to drop later this yearIt’s interesting to see Google and Apple beavering away on entirely different products. The former hopes you’ll love augmented reality glasses (Project Glass) while the latter can’t believe you haven’t been wearing a watch since mobiles appeared.

The Apple iWatch rumours are really picking up pace, and we have two sources/sites/publications telling us to expect the iWatch later this year.

Yes, Apple iWatch in 2013. That’s the story according to both The Verge and Bloomberg.

Interestingly, the Bloomers say Jony Ive is heading the team behind the iWatch, he being the largely unsung, British-born designer behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad. To be fair, he is now Sir Jonathan Ive.

“This can be a $6 billion opportunity for Apple, with plenty of opportunity for upside if they create something totally new like they did with the iPod -- something consumers didn’t even know they needed,” says Citigroup analyst Oliver Chen.

Meanwhile, sources of the Vergeheads say Apple is furiously trying to sort out iWatch battery life. Ideally, it’d go around 4-5 days on a single charge, however it’s struggling to survive for 48 hours at present.

That’s due in part to having iOS as the Apple iWatch operating system, and also the size of the device, which obviously can’t house a gigantic battery.

Apple will be hoping the iWatch can give its stock a cheeky injection. Things have been fairly gloomy since peaking prior to the iPhone 5 launch.

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Pondlife  Mar. 5, 2013 at 15:03

Well can't recall a time when the picture above was stylish at least.

if they create something totally new like they did with the iPod


Dougal1709  Mar. 5, 2013 at 15:33

There's one big fat problem with the iWatch. People buy iPhones and Macbooks because in the world of phones and laptops, Apple is a premium product. A watch is a piece of jewellery though so you're going to look a proper herbert flashing your silly iWatch about next to people with Rolexes and Hublots.

Pondlife  Mar. 5, 2013 at 15:41

Only matching them really, still just overpriced toys.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 6, 2013 at 13:03

My favouriite design... Very Borg.



loofer  Mar. 6, 2013 at 20:06

Looks like there's more to the iWatch than just a glorified iPod touch on your wrist

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 6, 2013 at 20:47

Makes sense...

Pondlife  Mar. 6, 2013 at 21:37

Truly horrible

But vast difference between using ipods instead of more expensive tills and expensive iwatches instead of cheap tickets...


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