33 posts tagged iwatch
Today, I want to welcome you to my new Tumblr blog. This one will be a dedicated place to one of the many new product Apple could be launching this year: the iWatch. The iPad was the last new product…
Introducing my newest blog: iWatch Tidbits.
This kind of useless article is like stating the obvious. Can you imagine how many hurdles Apple was facing while developing the iPhone? Or the iPad?
This is what makes Apple so successful. They are able to overcome the most challenging problems one can face while designing, building mass market devices.
I’m a fan of the original Pebble (I have an orange one), but I’m not so sure about the Steel. While the stated emphasis is on elegance and quality, it simply doesn’t look that great to my eye. Of course, that’s only me seeing it from afar in the pictures from CES. But I’d be shocked if I liked the look and feel of the Steel in person.
I still don’t really understand why all these companies are insisting on making wearables that look exactly like watches. I mean, I get it, of course. But I think it’s short-sighted. I think the first such device that is really successful won’t look anything like a standard watch. The only thing it will have in common is that it’s worn on your wrist.
These are tiny computers, they’re not watches. They’re not for telling time. That’s just one app. See also: the iPhone.
This is an interesting remark. I hope Apple try harder with the iWatch.
Easy to guess for me: the next step for sapphire is the iWatch. This device will certainly need a very resistant glass.
2013 has been an undeniably good year for smartwatch enthusiasts. From the successful Kickstarter project that gave birth to the Pebble to Samsung and Sony’s most sincere efforts to commercialize the category, the buyer’s choice has never been wider. And that trend’s only set to continue, with Nokia, Google, Apple, and Microsoft all actively eyeing the wearable device category.
Another market that is in need of a big disruption. Just like the mp3 players market was in 2001.
The iWatch won’t be easy to pull off. Even for Apple. The story seems to repeat itself: Apple will enter a market where others tried and failed, just like they did with the MP3 players market. But will they succeed?
Interesting concept with major flaws. Taken from The Verge Forums.
On the plus side, I like this design albeit a bit oldish or classic. I hope Apple tries to be more forward looking than that.
One of the flaw in this proposal for an iWatch is the use of side buttons where functions are app specific. This is bound to be confusing for the user.
The other problem lies in proposed iWatch usages that doesn’t make sense. For example, how should we use the iWatch to take a picture from our iPhone? How is it supposed to work without being awkward? What about seeing our calendar on the iWatch… the screen is way too small. Viewing calendar alerts would be much plausible.
Russian newspaper Izvestia reports [Google translation, via AppleInsider] that Apple has filed for a trademark on the term “iWatch”…
There is an expression for this: a smoking gun.