Jony Ive Ordered Boxes Full of Nike Watches in the Mid-2000s

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    Bloomberg today published a story on the much rumored Apple smart watch, offering information on potential functionality and profitability. The article also hinted at possible design cues for the iWatch, highlighting Apple designer Jony Ive's intense interest in watches, specifically those manufactured by Nike in the mid-2000s.
    New information from Business Insider reveals that Scott Wilson sent Jony Ive the Nike Presto Digital Bracelets and the Oregon Series Alti-Compass watches, which were manufactured in 2002-2004.

    Both of these watches feature clean, simple designs. The Presto Digital Bracelet is a cuff-style wraparound watch with a translucent plastic body, while the Oregon Series Alti-Compass has an aluminum face.
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    Wilson goes on to say that after receiving the watches, Apple asked questions about materials and processes.
    A patent application found last week suggested that Apple might be looking at a watch with a wraparound design, a touchscreen, and a flexible glass display, but it remains unclear what the actual watch might look like.

    Apple is said to have a team of 100 product designers working on the watch. The watch is rumored to run the full version of iOS and though a release date remains unclear, Bloomberg has suggested that it could launch as early as 2013.

    Article Link: Jony Ive Ordered Boxes Full of Nike Watches in the Mid-2000s
     
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    Watch out, it's time!
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    THAT is the iWatch? So ugly :(
     
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    Still not sure whether to think of this as just another cool device or something I could actually use… :rolleyes:
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Jony Ive ordered a box full of toilet paper. OH **** iTP IS COMING.
     
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    Should've bought these instead.
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    Copy that, Victor.
    Roger, over.
    What?
    Roger, over.
    Why?
    Copy that.

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    Did he order watches in the mid 2000s or did he recently order watches manufactured in the mid 2000s?
     
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    4000 lattes, a box of watches....:p
     
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    That's just crazy. Jony Ive looking at what a competitor in a space they want to occupy was/is doing.

    Unheard of! :rolleyes:
     
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    Can't wait for the "You're holding it wrong" thread on that one. :D
     
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    I once heard Jony say "I watch the Simpsons"

    He was dropping a hint!!!

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    in with the first iCrap joke then for this thread ;)
     
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    What a waste of fracking "time" , how about concentrating on COMPUTERS, remember them ? We need a surface style ipad/tablet device and new mac pro for starters........
     
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    But, of course, Apple never copy. That's left to Samsung...
     
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    surface style ipad? for what?

    sounds like you should get a pc tower and a surface :)

     
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    Slow news day to say the least.
     
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    Come back here when we have an Apple watch that looks exactly like a Nike watch.

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    Wait a couple of days and see what happens.

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    God, I had one of those when I was a kid. I must have been so badass.
     
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    Voice Mail iWatch

    It probably will send and receive email via voice among other feats. Maybe solar power boost.
     
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    I bought a box of matches once...
     
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    GermanyChris ordered a Seiko dive watch in the early 2000's..

    Whats the point??
     
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    And NBA players don't have to pay for their shoes, either. Stupid world.
     
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    Huh? Read the article...
     
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    I still like the idea that iWatch is actually the Apple produced TV product and not a watch at all.
     

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