2 years, 8 months ago

Wearable tech just seems to be the business to be in this year. Pebble ended up breaking all of Kickstarter’s records, and has already started shipping their iOS compatible Smart watch, and it’s no surprise that Apple want their share of the market. A report published by Bloomberg this morning suggests that Apple will be releasing an iWatch. Not only that; it will be released sometime late this year.

The proposed ‘Apple Smart watch’ will also run a full version of iOS, if rumours are to be believed. This poses a number of complications, like battery life among the most prominent. I originally thought they would have developed something proprietary like we saw on the iPod Nano 7th generation last year.

A watch of this nature could be a huge potential earner for Apple. If the pricing is right – sub $250 in my opinion – every iPhone owner will want to own one, and that’s a huge potential market. The Bloomberg report incites that the watch ‘Could Be More Profitable Than TV’, which would be convenient considering that Apple wouldn’t need to sort contracts with TV networks, and that they have already created the demand for an iDevice compatible watch.

Personally, I can’t wait to try the ‘iWatch’, but I can imagine myself getting tired of it very quickly. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

[Via TheVerge, Bloomberg]

  • Kopikostar

    Why would people get this if they already have an Iphone unless they had extra money? When the Iphone came out, you HAD to have one because you could have the Internet, phone, and music player on you at all times – way too amazing. The iwatch would be something very cool to show off to your friends if you had extra money, but it doesn’t seem like something that you so desperately needed like when the iphone came out. We will see what happens.

    • yabadap

      just like the iPad yes? but now almost everybody has one.

  • Alex

    Cool, but screen size could be a big fail navigating ios. Also, I wouldn’t want to charge my watch every night, I already have a phone to charge once a day.

  • http://twitter.com/CryByte Chris Silva

    Can’t wait to jailbreak it. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.galvez.5 Mike Galvez

    $250 is too much for me for a little screen… ill let it pass