Years of speculation, rumors and conjecture surrounding Apple’s wearable device should come to an end on Tuesday. One of the biggest concerns facing competitor smartwatches has been insufficient battery life and new reports suggest the Apple Watch may face similar issues. According to The Information (paywall), “people who have talked to Apple employees have set low expectations.” The Loop, run by Apple insider Jim Dalrymple, published an editorial (written by Dave Mark) suggesting the market is “mature and well-funded“, suggesting it would be difficult for Apple’s Watch to “turn the smart-watch industry on its ear.” The Moto 360 works with a […]
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s upcoming ‘iWatch’ wearable device will feature no less than 10 sensors, allowing it to track health and fitness data. Reuters had reported that mass production of the iWatch was reportedly starting in July at Quanta Computer, Inc. in Taiwan. Sources speaking to the WSJ say that trial production runs are starting next month that will ramp up in two to three months. Both news outlets suggest the iWatch could launch as early as October, with Apple expected to ship up to 15 million units by years end. Apple’s first foray into wearable devices will […]
According to a report today from Reuters, Apple’s iWatch launch as early as October, with mass production of the wearable starting in July. Apple will reportedly tap Quanta Computer, Inc for the manufacturing. Quanta currently works with Apple on building laptops and iPods. In addition to a release timeframe, sources have shared details regarding the specifications of Apple’s wearable device that has been dubbed the iWatch.
According to a Financial Times report (subscription required), Apple is one of many companies interesting in tapping Swiss watchmakers for help with manufacturing smartwatch products, who have not been receptive to their advances. Apple is alledgedly seeking partnerships with companies who have years of watch-making experience, in hopes they experience could help with the product development of the rumored iWatch. Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, has not been particularly bullish about a proposed iWatch, suggesting it wouldn’t be a revolutionary product. Hayek revealed that several companies invovled in smart wearables have reached out to Swatch. “We have been in […]
Apple wants to improve your health and fitness, at least new products coming down the pike will aim to do just that. A job listing appeared on Apple’s website via 9to5Mac, confirms the company is focusing on new products that have a decided health and fitness slant. While the most recent iPhone captures motion data, a wearable device would have a greater need for experts in this field, lending more evidence that Apple is indeed working on an ‘iWatch’ like product.
It’s the year of wearables, that and 4K televison with a side of devices that make our homes smarter. Some of the big news coming out of CES has been about smartwatches, a continuing theme that started last year with the famed Kickstarter campaign of the Pebble and the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. None of these smartwatches are designed for the mainstream. If and when Apple does release an iWatch, here’s what not to expect. Attention Walmart Shoppers The big news from Pebble was the redesign of their product, which now includes an entirely new style. The original Pebble […]