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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:16 am
by moongirl
iWatch Release Date, Specs & Features: Apple's Reinvention Of The Wristwatch

The iWatch is rumoured to be Apple’s first foray into wearable technology, the iPhone maker’s response to Google Glass, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the myriad of other smart wearable devices poised to hit the consumer space in 2014. The iWatch – as a concept, at least – has been on the cards for a LONG TIME now, and while Apple’s tight security has lapsed somewhat over the years, we’ve still yet to see any solid leaks of the actual device or what type of features it will support.

And now we have something pertaining to confirmation that Apple is indeed developing an iWatch. According to a report in the New York Times, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been overseeing the development of an iWatch since taking over the reigns from the late Steve Jobs.

Cook has had nothing to do with the design, however, instead preferring to delegate such tasks to the company’s army of designers, headed up by one, Jony Ive. Sources speaking to the paper claim the iWatch will be released inside the fourth quarter of 2014 (potentially, alongside THAT larger iPhone 6).

The iWatch – says the report – is a means for Apple to quell investor worries concerning future growth and innovation within the company. Citing market research, the piece points out that Apple, once the dominant player in the tablet space has lost considerable ground to Android during the past 18 months. From 2004 through 2013, the company averaged close to a 40% increase in revenue annually. In 2013, that figure dropped sharply to 9%. 

An end of year memo from Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaked claiming the company has a “big plan” for 2014. The message was meant for employees but inevitably made its way onto the internet. The memo included no specifics but said “we think customers are going to love” the new products... ... einvention

Re: iWatch

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:09 am
by Layzie Bone
That actually looks cool. I'm going to wait for the android version to come out for a fraction of the price...

Re: iWatch

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:11 am
by moongirl
Apple Watch mocking hits the web

And those who weren’t strapping on apples were taping on iPhones. Ricky Gervais tweeted that he just saved himself 350 quid. Comedy Central joked that “The Apple Watch finally allows users to ruin two devices when they reach into the toilet to retrieve their iPhone.”
And though the Apple Watch won’t enable you to communicate with your dog, some of what it can do was perfect for parody.
Ellen Degeneres tweeted, “So excited for the apple watch. For centuries we’ve checked the time by looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius.”
Late night show host Jimmy Kimmel said, “I’m glad Apple came out with a watch. I’m so tired of having to look all the way down to my hand. Now I can just look at my wrist and everything is right there.
One parody video says, “You can even set the date like on a regular watch. Oh, it’s got maps on it, kind of like the phone you already have.”
It was parodied in various languages. Even celebrities joined in the mockery, with Mia Farrow tweeting, “But I already have a watch.”
One comedy website imagined someone asking “Hey bro, you got the time? Yeah…it’s…hang on…just a sec…”
Maybe it will be a dud, or maybe someday we’ll be making fun of all the people who made fun of the apple watch.
Fashion designer Chris Benz tweeted, “iWatch is the new segway.”
Some even mocked the way the folks at apple celebrated the introduction. Revolutionary technology? Only time will tell, but will it tell it on an Apple Watch? ... s-the-web/