Trio of iWatch problems rumoured, hardly the end of the world

Trio of iWatch problems rumoured, hardly the end of the worldWe recently heard that less than half of early iWatch units produced were up to scratch, though we digested the story with a healthy side of skepticism (no offence, DigiTimes).

Similarly, news has emerged of a trio of iWatch problems, though even if the rumours are on the money, it doesn’t exactly sound like the end of the world "TBH".

The story comes from Jessica Lessin’s subscription-only The Information (relayed for free by countless other publications, naturally, including Business Insider), which appears to be desperately trying to carve a name for itself in the world of tech journalism.

For starters, we’re told that the Apple iWatch is encountering battery problems, and resultantly the Californians are experimenting with different screen technologies. Fairly standard procedure, no?

Next, Apple is said to have "halted advanced prototyping of some unknown pieces with one manufacturer late last year". Even Lovely Lessin concedes that that’s not exactly blockbuster news.

Finally, former iPod guy Bryan James has jumped ship, and he’s supposedly listed on a number of iPatents, including one for – you guessed it – a “watch-like device”. Ok, that might prove irksome. Maybe.

Again, not the end of the world, and as I’ve mentioned before, it’s tradition for any new iDevice release to be accompanied by rumours of production problems. Now let's all go back to bed.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:14

Great - now I'll be late again...

Treab  Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:30

who on earth is jessica lessin... and why would you produce a subscription based technology blog... when sites, such as, pocket-lint, Mobot, Ign, etc etc exist free of charge... how could you compete...

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 8, 2014 at 14:30

She used to write for The Wall Street Journal. Clearly an ambitious lady.

Only $39 per month, or $399 for an annual subscription.

She talks here about the subscription model.

I won't say too much in case I get in trouble, but one of their biggest claims to fame so far was getting Team Bezos to talk - finally - about the Amazon smartphone. Er, in the sense that Amazon issued a statement saying Lessin's site was off the mark with an "exclusive" suggesting that the Amazon smartphone would be free.

Treab  Jan. 8, 2014 at 19:04

so... Inaccurate as well as expensive... i see that site lasting...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 9, 2014 at 00:32

It's bad enough when actual, well-known newspapers put thier sites behind a paywall, never mind some unheard of blog doing it. Imagine how long Mobot would last as a subscription only site...

Subscription only news simply doesn't work on the internet, there are too many other places where the same information is available, perfectly legally, for free. That small organisation called the BBC, for example.


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