Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution

Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution

Apple is rumoured to be working on its own version of the iWatch. It’ll use the previous version of the iPod Nano and Intel chips to provide a new interface for the best-selling iPhone.


Makers of Apple accessories have already raised more than $10m to make a watch using the firm’s iPod Nano, but Apple has changed the shape of the latest Nano, leading some to suggest it could now be making its own watch.

Chinese news site TGBUS reported that sources in the supply chain said “Apple is building” a device using Intel chips and new low-power Bluetooth technology. A 1.5” touchscreen would be used to control the phone, and Apple’s voice assistant Siri would also allow users to control the watch using voice commands. It claims the device could launch within the next six months.

Although similar Chinese news sites have sometimes provided indications of Apple’s intentions, they have seldom provided infallible information. Manufacturers also often develop technology in the hope that Apple will adopt it.

Venturebeat suggested that the iPad-maker was unlikely to be working on a basic watch. “It needs to be much more than a watch, and much more than a way to communicate with the device that is already just a few inches away in your pocket,” argued John Koetsier. “Would the company that reinvented the computer, the phone, and the way we consume media be aiming so low?”

The Pebble watch, a Kickstarter project, aimed to raise just $100,000 for development but instead raised more than $10milion, indicating high customer demand for a watch using Apple’s interface. A third-party wrist strap called iWatch is also already on sale.r project, aimed to raise just $100,000 for development but instead raised more than $10milion, indicating high customer demand for a watch using Apple’s interface. A third-party wrist strap called iWatch is also already on sale.

Link – The Telegraph

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  • Peter Rich

    Maybe another patents war between Sony Ericcson and Apple for infringing Sony’s patents for their Live View watch?

    • Joleen

      You’re right they’ll just end up nicking someone else’s tech, renaming it and then suing them. After all they invented the watch!

      • Jester25

        Nice to see the Android fan base is so original with its petty comments

        • Will depend on the approach of the tech but quite frankly they should all play nice. As an Android user I want a GOOD wrist device with long power for my huge phone which will be on my belt… legal carp will delay it and benefits will take a long time to appear.

        • Peter Rich

          My comment was nothing to do with Android, more a comment on Apple’s propensity for litigation!!!

          • Jester25

            Because only Apple litigate. Google, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, et al, all play happy families. And of course Microsoft have clean hands.