While it may well be the unannounced iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 release dates that have captured much of the world’s focus, a separate area of the global tech community is practically salivating over the prospect of two more iOS devices landing this year or next.
Take a look at the facts and it’s beginning to look like just a matter of time before the first iWatch and the long-awaited Apple TV finally make an appearance.
Smartwatch products are well on their way to becoming the next big-thing in the world of mobile technology, stirring up echoes of various 80s and 90s innovations that saw more and more consumer devices and gadgets made wearable. The idea somewhat fizzled out toward the time when high-end cellphones and Smartphones took over, but has since reared its head once again and this time has the kind of legs that could take the idea further than ever.
Should recent reports prove accurate, Apple has hired a team of more than 100 designers an developers to work on the iWatch, which gives some indication as to how much important Tim Cook and his legions have placed in the project. And as far as specs, features and what to expect from the thing go, the iWatch is largely expected to offer a range of modest features as an independent device in its own right, though by Bluetooth connection will come well and truly to life when paired with an iPhone, an iPad or any other Apple product.
…we’ve also heard that a certain Samsung Galaxy Watch is also being rushed to the market, so brace yourself for another courtroom kerfuffle in the near future.
As far as Apple TV goes, the set-top box is expected to be refreshed once again later this year, but it is the very first Apple-branded TV set release date that most are chomping at the bit for. If it hits the nail on the head, Apple TV could potentially deliver a fatal blow to console gaming manufacturers, TV channel subscriptions services and dozens of rival TV manufacturers all in one fell swoop.
Those not already part of Apple’s ever-growing empire therefore have just cause indeed for a little concern.