Apple Watch 10 years from now

wesk702

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Really looking for this to really take off to see where it goes in the future. Jailbreak potential should be awesome for this.
 
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virginblue4

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A decade from now it'll be but a distant memory. Tech development is constantly accelerating. The landscape will look very different.
The iPhone has now been around eight years. It will definitely still be around in two more years.

Why not the Apple Watch?
 
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Cashmonee

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This is impossible to know. Ten years is almost an eternity in the tech world. The watch may be huge, we could see something similar to the smartphone market, where there are two major players. Or it could not exist at all. We probably will see a second gen :apple:Watch unless the sales number are just nonexistent, and maybe we are guaranteed a third. I am sure a fourth is on the roadmap, but simply as a placeholder and dependent upon sales targets.
 

rjlawrencejr

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A decade from now it'll be but a distant memory. Tech development is constantly accelerating. The landscape will look very different.
Definitely the Watch of today will not be what we have in 10 years, but the iPod Classic lasted 13 years on its own with improvements over time. And as someone pointed out, it's been eight years since iPhone hit the scene and at its core, it's not radically different.
 

technosix

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Definitely the Watch of today will not be what we have in 10 years, but the iPod Classic lasted 13 years on its own with improvements over time. And as someone pointed out, it's been eight years since iPhone hit the scene and at its core, it's not radically different.
Two distinctively different products are best left out of a comparison.
 

Technodynamic

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who knows. I can see this being the beginning of a very expandable field.

I always wanted a ring.. that was more like jewelry than 'hardware', but it would have the page scroll function on it and perhaps a button or two. would work with macbook, iPad, watch perhaps.

All the devices would meld together.
 

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Assuming it is still around in 10 years I would hope that they would find a way to charge it wirelessly while you are wearing it, so as long as you're in the same room as the charger for an hour or two a day it'll never have a dead battery.

But I'm guessing that wearables will go the way of 3D TVs and not really take off.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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We just had a breakthrough in the basic form factor of watches, namely smartwatches, so we'll be good to go for quite a while. The last breakthrough in cellular phones (i.e., touchscreen phones) is still going strong in year 8.
 

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We just had a breakthrough in the basic form factor of watches, namely smartwatches, so we'll be good to go for quite a while. The last breakthrough in cellular phones (i.e., touchscreen phones) is still going strong in year 8.
And how's the last breakthrough in TVs (3D TVs) going?
 

JayLenochiniMac

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And how's the last breakthrough in TVs (3D TVs) going?
But it's the same form factor. Your analogy is equivalent to gaining the retina display in the iPhone. I meant a breakthrough like going from physical keyboard to touchscreen. What's after touchscreen would be the next breakthrough in terms of interaction/form factor.
 

Armen

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For the future I'm envisioning a flexible gauntlet type of gadget that you wear on your forearm that has Bio sensors embedded in it. It would contain your medical history, identification, banking info and other personal information.
 

Piggie

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For the future I'm envisioning a flexible gauntlet type of gadget that you wear on your forearm that has Bio sensors embedded in it. It would contain your medical history, identification, banking info and other personal information.
Or an Anal Probe that sends information to your watch at all times :eek:

Something like this:

http://d3f650ayx9w00n.cloudfront.net/700/43658-1.jpg

Full of electronics would be interesting :eek:
 

akm3

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Assuming it is still around in 10 years I would hope that they would find a way to charge it wirelessly while you are wearing it, so as long as you're in the same room as the charger for an hour or two a day it'll never have a dead battery.

But I'm guessing that wearables will go the way of 3D TVs and not really take off.
I love my 3D TV (projector actually) although it is very difficult to get good content for it these days :(
 

rjlawrencejr

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Two distinctively different products are best left out of a comparison.
How old are you?

Of course they can be used for comparison. Perhaps you should reread the posts preceding mine. The point was made whether the Watch will still be around in a decade. Obviously I don't know and neither do you so the only instrument for measurement we have is to look at past performance of other products.
 

technosix

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How old are you?

Of course they can be used for comparison. Perhaps you should reread the posts preceding mine. The point was made whether the Watch will still be around in a decade. Obviously I don't know and neither do you so the only instrument for measurement we have is to look at past performance of other products.
Personalizing in an effort to be critical and start something is a bad choice.

It's obvious you aren't hesitant to break forum rules.

Where's your self respect?
 

macguy90

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A decade from now it'll be but a distant memory. Tech development is constantly accelerating. The landscape will look very different.
I'm not sure about a "distant memory", but it'll definitely be a dramatically better design & far greater functionality than it is now.
 

rjlawrencejr

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Personalizing in an effort to be critical and start something is a bad choice.

It's obvious you aren't hesitant to break forum rules.

Where's your self respect?
I apologize if you misinterpreted my reply to you as an effort to "start something" as that was not my intention at all. I wasn't asking how old you were in a rhetorical sense but in a literal sense as your somewhat flippant reply seemed to come from a very bright but young person with lots of knowledge and no experience by stating what is an opinion as an absolute fact.

Reread your original response to me and perhaps you'll understand why I was taken aback by it. It's very likely you didn't intend to sound as impertinent as you did, but unfortunately that's how I perceived it.

Please understand, I don't mind when someone disagrees with me. If we all agreed then there wouldn't be much to these forums. But I do take offense to someone categorizing my opinions as irrelevant especially when you didn't seem to take time to grasp the context of my original reply.
 
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mattopotamus

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I love my 3D TV (projector actually) although it is very difficult to get good content for it these days :(
Me too! I think 3D without glasses could bring it back :)

Those damn early TVs with crappy 3D and the fact panasonic had Avatar locked down killed 3D.