37 posts tagged iwatch
My expectations regarding Apple’s next moves.
Here are my expectations regarding the forthcoming Apple event now officially scheduled for 9.9.2014.
We all know that Apple will announce the next iteration of iPhone devices. But only recently we’ve come to hear about Apple’s plans regarding the iWatch. I mean, we all know they are working on such device but now rumours are persistent about the possibility of actually seeing the device in two weeks (compared to rumoured date of October or event early 2015).
My thinking about the “iWatch” follows.
First, my expectations are low. If Apple is about to create a new device category, the device Apple will show to the world in two weeks will be a version 1.0 of something bigger. I prefer to skip the iWatch name and talk about iWearable. I don’t think the device will show time or notifications. Think about this more like an addition to something bigger: the iPhone and the ecosystem. Sounds similar to the current Apple TV if you ask me.
The iWearable device Apple will announce will be the first of many. Apple will eventually start to sell two or more devices with different sizes, functions or features in the future. But in the sort term, I expect the device itself won’t be enough to be an instant buy. I expect the device to become really useful only when considered and coupled with the iPhone and iOS 8’s Health app. It is clear to me follow the WWDC 2014 conference that Apple is willing to augment its ecosystem with services that take advantage of having all our things from the. Apple wants to attract new users and add another reason for other people to stay. Eventually Apple could create a real iWatch device as technologies required to build a real good one become available. Certainly, Apple will show us the exact kind of mariage they want to see from others OEMs to create between a tracking and wearable device and iOS 8’s new health kit APIs.
I expect the iWearable to work with current iPhones starting with the iPhone 5. These generations of iPhones are equipped with Bluetooth LE which is required for the two devices to exchange data under low power consumption rules. I’m not sure the new iPhone 6 will add special features for the iWearable value as it will come with the updated motion processor.
In 2014, Apple is adding even more building blocks to their ecosystem in order to increase stickiness and keep people from thinking of going elsewhere. the iWearable is part of this grand scheme of things to come.
The Walt Street Journal never cease to impress me. That one is obvious. The introduction of the M7 processor in the iPhone 5S was also preceding the iWatch and served as a test bed for more ambitious plans. So yes, iOS 8 should bring new a platform for health related products from partners and eventually Apple itself.
Apple allegedly is looking beyond the iWatch wearable device and may be creating a new health and fitness ecosystem modeled on its successful iOS AppStore…
Simply makes sense… Apple is just adding to its ecosystem in order to make it sticky and retain as much customers as possible. What is less clear is if Apple creates its own iWatch of wearable device with a lot of sensors, how the other potential OEMs would react to this? How could they compete against Apple?
Here is the supposedly 2014 product roadmap for Apple. Two things: where is the Mac mini refresh? Why split the launch of the two iPhones models that far?
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.