Skip to comments.The Apple iWatch Is Coming In October
Posted on 06/06/2014 2:17:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Apple will unveil and release its highly anticipated smartwatch, which many presume to be called iWatch, in October, according to a report from Re/code.
Re/code has a stellar track record when it comes to Apple news, so we believe this report to be legitimate.
According to the report, Apple says it is confident enough in its product that it will produce 3 to 5 million for the initial shipment.
The New York Times was one of the first outlets to report on the iWatch, after a February 2013 report from Nick Bilton illuminated Apple's nascent smartwatch efforts, likening its possible "next big thing" to something Dick Tracy or James Bond would use: "A watch that double[s] as a computer, two-way radio, mapping device or television."
Many believe Apple's iWatch will marry the looks of a luxury wristwatch with the powerful sensors found in today's fitness wristbands, and, of course, familiar elements from the iPhone and iPad shrunken down and reconfigured to work from your wrist.
Apple will likely tie in many features from the recently announced iOS 8, including the new health app that tracks biometric data from its users and presents it in an accessible way. The iWatch will likely be able to supply this information by being able to measure one's pulse.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Wearing your smart device seams like a natural evolution. Instead of reaching into your pocket to find your phone, you wear it instead.
two way radio sound interesting. I’ve always been worried that iwatch will be more style than utility
Oh so breathless reporting!
And even with a rendering that is impossible to manufacture with this decade’s technology.
The tech press is worse than the political one. Totally in the tank for Apple. Months of fanciful renderings, umpteen rumors that all contradict each other, and ever more boastful features that are no where near reality.
It’s like they are running an advertising campaign for a device that they dont even know for sure exists other than through their continued circle-jerk.
Most notable is the feature in iOS8, where any Apple device can accept a call, initiate calls, and act as a speakerphone for an iPhone, no matter where it exists “in the house”. In other words, it will pipe all the critical phone data over data networks.
Hence, one can easily see that this lays the technical groundwork for allowing a SMALLER device than an iPhone - like a wearable, like a watch - to do the same exact thing.
Make them gold colored, call them Wonder Woman bracelets. Really that thing is ugly, and kind of late to market.
Calling Dick Tracy...
I’ve long thought that we’ll eventually have a wearable/carryable network, all connected by Bluetooth or something similar.
Earpiece/mike to talk and listen.
Watch as primary control.
Phone in pocket as primary storage and data manipulation device.
Pad (dumb version) as simply a larger and therefore easier to work with form of the phone screen for input and output.
Notebook computer, probably with large monitor when needed, to do intensive work.
But everything, or almost, is carried in your phone, which is the core of the system. You have it with you always. The other components just make it easier to input/ouput.
This will of course only be usable up till we get direct neural feed and implanted chips.
If Apple makes it you can bet it will be over priced and it will be bought by the Apple butt boys anyway. Three folks actually brag about how much over suggested retail they had to pay.
That’s someone’s concept of a iWatch, not Apple’s. And being late to market hasn’t been much of a problem for Apple. Coupled with all the changes to the software they intro’d at WWDC, some interesting things should be in the pipeline.
True, Apple is always late to the market, then everybody insists they did it first anyway. I’m not sure in a time frame when fewer and fewer people are wearing watches the smart watch is really the killer app, the Samsung ones don’t seem to be getting that much market (only the junkiest of the gadget junkies I know has one). We’ll see, maybe the fanboy thing will cause a watch revival.
Vaporware was perfected a very long time ago by Windows PC manufacturers, not Apple. This iWatch thing apparently bothers you a great deal, but it sounds as if you've been hanging on to every little detail. Maybe you should consider backing away from following it so closely.
Apple makes it work and gains wide market acceptance via superior GUI and innovative form factors. The rest of the industry then turns on a dime and copies Apple. In that sense, Apple is first, they’re the benchmark for everyone else. One thing is for certain, Samsung’s effort in this regard is going to look silly in hindsight and will rapidly be forgotten, just as the vaporware HP Slate tablet was forgotten, just as the Zune was forgotten, just as every smartphone prior to the iPhone was forgotten. I have no idea where the industry would be without Apple to knock off.
Post doesn’t make any sense, but ok.
The iWatch is nothing but vaporware. A collection of dozens of imaginary devices that all are impossible to manufacture, but are passed around by supposedly legit news outlets as if they are the real deal. It’s almost embarrassing to watch people talk about something they have not seen, and do not know is real. But that have all types of sources that they never notice are all contradicting each other.
There is no “detail” to hang on. It was supposed to be released last year, then in Jan., then at WWDC, then Aug, and now October.
It’s a huge transparent bracelet, a tiny round face device, a small bracelet, a tiny square, a phone, no wait a health monitor, or was it a full computer...or maybe stripped-down iOS?
The industry would be fine without Apple to knock off. Because they’d still have the companies Apple knocks off to knock off. Apple makes things shinier and hipper, sometimes even better, but not as much better as their price.
Such as, lol?
“I have no idea where the industry would be without Apple to knock off.”
After reading every tech blog bend in knots to say it’s ok for Apple to steal all types of features in OSX, iOS 7 and 8, make larger phones, smaller tablets, Tablet multitasking, touchscreen computers, 3rd party keyboards, smartwatches, and streaming music services, and many other ideas Apple has “knocked off”, because they need to stay relevant and adapt to market trends, you guys are still trotting out this idea that everyone is just sitting around waiting to “knock off” Apple’s products? Which one?
The industry would be fine.
looks more like an iBangle.
I watched the WWDC Keynote. Subtle hints were there. The new developer kits, cloud kit, health kit; continuity/hand off etc., but no they didn’t preview any hardware there. It’s a software conference.
Still, they laid of pipe for developers. A lot! They gotta have new hardware in the pipeline. And they sure are making a lot of sapphire glass which would be perfect for a watch.
We’ll see in three or four months.
Who needs a watch?
Xerox, Samsung, Motorola, Sony. All those companies that shipped a version of the product first before Apple found a way to make it hip.
Name the product from Xerox, Samsung and Sony that Apple knocked off.
Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center developed the visual computer screen that was later used by Apple. I think there was some litigation about it.
GUI, smart watch, portable music. Plus of course tablets, smart phones, digital portable music and plenty of other things that other companies did first. You yourself admitted they are NOT first to market with products. “Apple makes it work and gains wide market acceptance” means they didn’t make it first.
No, Apple paid Xerox. Xerox had developed a very basic graphical user interface with a mouse, and proceeded to do absolutely nothing with it. Never shipped it, never sold it. They benefitted financially from Apple’s interest, who developed it much further and successfully commercialized a GUI of their own.
You’re claiming Apple knocks off other companies, I’m saying they don’t. What strange Rube Goldberg contraption are you calling a tablet prior to the iPad? Smartphone? Where are they now?
It looks gay.
If I may add.
The PARC staff took their system to Xerox headquarters and made a presentation. They were summarily dismissed with “we’re not a computer company, we are a copier company.”
Steve Jobs was given a walk thru at Palo Alto where he saw the WYSIWYG interface and that system became the spark plug idea for the Mac.
Then MS changed their interface, calling it windows.
But it went back to a guy I saw a clip of on PBS history of computing. He presented a mouse and icon driven system in front of computer engineers a few years before PARC. Can’t remember his name.
All we need is the anti-gravity cheery picker buckets and DT will be put out to pasture. Truly ahead of it’s time.
They paid for that tour of PARC. Xerox had no interest in pursuing the GUI with mouse. Apple did.
Actually you admitted they do, just not with those words. Not being first to market IS knocking off other companies.
First tablets included the PenPad, the Handwriter, and the GRIDPad. And don’t forget Apple’s own Newton which post dates all those but still comes way before the iPad. And in between the Newton and iPad you get the PalmPilot, FreePad, PocketPC and MS Tablet PC.
First smart phones include the Docomo and the Blackberry.
Where are they now is a straw man question. We’re talking about first. Apple wasn’t. It’s the tech industry, everybody rips each other off, and the company that was truly first usually goes bankrupt because they don’t have the leverage to fully capitalize on it before the big dogs crush the market.
Thanx didn’t know about the payment.
“Smartphone” as it’s currently understood is entirely a product of Apple or a thinly veiled derivative thereof. “Tablet” as it’s currently understood is entirely a product of Apple or a thinly veiled derivative thereof. “PC” as it’s currently understood is entirely a product of Apple or a thinly veiled derivative thereof. iPod, same thing.
Why is that? You know it’s true.
Only because the gadget world has gone to touchscreen. But even there they weren’t first, Ericsson R380 was a smartphone with a touchscreen out in 2000, and it was based on a PDA model, so it’s got first touchscreen tablet too.
And no PC as it’s currently understood is entirely a product of IBM the guys who made the first computer branded as such.
Apple gets the cred because, as you have already admitted they have the first one that’s popular. But it isn’t first. The real question here is why can’t Apple fanboys admit Apple is never first to market? Why do you have so much self worth tied up in a company that you have to lie to yourself and others about their actual history? Doesn’t bother me that this windows machine I’m sitting in front of wasn’t first, nor that my MP3 player in the car wasn’t first. None of my ego is tied up in the products I use.
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