It’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.
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.