Here it comes again – reports have resurfaced that Apple might be adding something of an iWatch to its arsenal – that being some kind of iOS device that materializes as a curved glass wristwatch.
Seriously…add the token ‘i’ before anything you can think of and chances are you’ll see it this lifetime. Personally, I can’t wait for the official unveiling of the iToaster and eventual iToilet 2.
But back to the hottest topic of the day – the New York Times has seemingly spilled the beans on one of Apple’s upcoming product release plans, concerning the iWatch that had indeed already popped up whispers here and there. What makes these particular stirrings different however is the fact that the NYT isn’t known to publish anything of the sort without rock-solid confidence in the information and the sources behind it.
As such, this time around it’s hard not to believe that the iWatch is indeed real and coming soon.
Right now makes perfect sense, as Google’s Projetc Glass is current stealing pretty much all of the “Say what?” cool-points across the consumer tech world, with Apple traipsing rather distantly behind in terms of truly off-the-wall innovation. An iWatch would in a single stroke of ‘genius’ put Tim Cook and his legions right back up there with the true visionaries and downright crazies.
To quote for the New York Times:
“In its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices made of curved glass, according to people familiar with the company’s explorations, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they are not allowed to publicly discuss unreleased products. Such a watch would operate Apple’s iOS platform, two people said, and stand apart from competitors based on the company’s understanding of how such glass can curve around the human body.”
Technically, it would appear that the iWatch will be more of a display device that a fully-functional piece of iOS kit – chances are it wouldn’t be feasible to play games or write lengthy emails on it. Nevertheless, even if an eventual iWatch arrives as nothing more than a bit of a gimmick, we all know the kind of kudos the Apple badge carries and chances are as a status symbol alone we’d be looking at the next Rolex…albeit in a flavor of the month variety.