On the Apple Watch watch
Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:03 AM
True, but when you talk about fashion accessories, what could be better than a watch where you go to the iTunes store and download watch faces and functions for anything from a Timex to a Patek Philippe. It's a whole new opportunity for watch manufacturers to develop an app to mimic their watches.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:08 AM
You beat me to this comment. I was immediately reminded about the WSJ report that said Apple was losing market share for it iPad that drove the stock prices so low. This proved to be pure speculation but still did it's damage. I can see those same "speculators" slamming Apple when it doesn't deliver a watch and stocks going lower again. All restaurant, movie, art, and technology critics/speculators should be relegated to the same room in Hell where lawyers go.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:54 AM
An iWatch would serve no possible purpose that I can think of. On top of that, every phone is also a timepiece and today's phones are making the wristwatch obsolete.
Bring on the Apple TV. :-)
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:56 AM
What would it do?
(1) Phone interface. Answer/reject phone calls, look up name from contacts and call.
(2) Siri interface. Voice in/voice out, small display of results
(3) Limited notification center. Configure on the iPad what notifications you want to see.
Yes, it would also work for iPhone. But the reason for existence would be a remote control for a tablet too big to pull out of the pocket.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:15 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:42 AM
I agree. But far too many wishing for such a device fail to consider the practical implications of designing it. If it's to be fashionable it can't be a brick, and that means a small battery, which limits some of the Jetson-style features the gimme-gimme crowd craves (a video phone, Wi-Fi, etc).
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:26 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:28 AM
When Apple first launched the iPad, people had a hard time imagining what they'd do with it. Now, some people have a hard time imagining what they would do without it. I think a well designed "wearable assistive device" or WAD (WADch?) would open up an entire market people haven't yet imagined. I agree. But far too many wishing for such a device fail to consider the practical implications of designing it. If it's to be fashionable it can't be a brick, and that means a small battery, which limits some of the Jetson-style features the gimme-gimme crowd craves (a video phone, Wi-Fi, etc).
You're right. It doesn't do the video phone on the wrist ala Dick Tracy. It does something better. Maybe more like the communicator in Star Trek the Next Generation.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:32 AM
Given that it's currently nothing more than a rumor, we can't claim anything about what it does or doesn't do.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:44 PM