|Feb 18, 2013, 09:58 AM||#1|
Apple's Rumored iWatch as an 'Even More Personal Personal Computer'
Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée shares his perspective on Apple's rumored "iWatch", noting that the company likely has very ambitious plans for the device given its focus on continually pushing forward the concept of a "personal computer".
There is no reason to believe that The Observer has any more insight into the strongly rumored Apple research project than anyone else, but the graphics which accompany the article reproduced on the sister-paper Guardian website do give an interesting feel for the difference a curved glass display could make to a smart watch and the article offers an overview of how Apple might fit into the smart watch market still in its infancy.
Article Link: Apple's Rumored iWatch as an 'Even More Personal Personal Computer'
|Feb 18, 2013, 10:02 AM||#8|
Could be interesting....can't wait to see finished product if/when this comes out.
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|Feb 18, 2013, 10:03 AM||#10|
I think Apple has taken this "thinner" and "lighter" and "smaller" design making as far as they can.....any thinner and lighter and smaller and you won't be able to read anything on the watch...
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|Feb 18, 2013, 10:04 AM||#11|
I'd be interested in seeing the watch "strap" as being a transparent glass with a usable touch surface on it. This has the potential to be something straight out of sci-fi movies' visions of the future, visually.
I think the cost is the key to success of the product though. As long as the cost matches the value of use, then I could see this taking off as quite an accessory. I just wonder if they may try to turn it into a replacement device for other iOS products, as opposed to a companion.
|Feb 18, 2013, 10:06 AM||#16|
I'm curious to see if this actually becomes reality as it is an interesting concept. It reminds of KITT from Knight Rider where Michael could call and talk to KITT from his watch among other things.
I could even see benefits to the health sector as well. If they could build in sensors that measure temperature and heart rate and then have an app record it all, alert you and/or your doctor if something changes.
Many possibilities here I think.
|Feb 18, 2013, 10:06 AM||#18|
Otherwise, it's possibly an alternative to an iPod nano or touch for some possible applications.
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|Feb 18, 2013, 10:09 AM||#24|
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