Apple and Intel rumored to be developing an iWatch for 2013

By Shawn Knight
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. Will be popular if:

    Waterproof,
    Long battery life,
    Wifi/3g,
    Siri enabled/Voice controled.
  2. Camikazi

    Camikazi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 329   +56

    Considering that neither Apple nor Intel are owned by MS, so there is no reason for WP8, I would say they will use iOS.
  3. ravy

    ravy Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    Sony had that for like a year now. Lawsuit incoming.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    Questions:

    Will this iWatch have a touch screen?
    And do the watches have touch screen, that everyone says have been around for years?
    What about Bluetooth 4.0, does the watches that have been around for years have Bluetooth?

    Personally I have a watch that I have been wearing for nearly 30 years. I honestly can't imagine why I would want to upgrade to a watch that would clearly have a shorter life span. Anyone that knows anything about technology, know that features will become obsolete and dis-functional as technology evolves. This evolution will render this watch useless within less than ten years, even if the watch itself has managed to last. If this iWatch comes with a touch screen, I don't see the watch physically lasting over 3 years before the screen is completely wore out. I promise a device strapped to your wrist will take on more damage than a device in your pocket.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,403   +832

    [​IMG]
    Case closed! (pun intended).
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    Wasn't that an iCompass? lol
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,403   +832

    I fear that question will likely be fielded by Apple's patent lawyers and left for the U.S.District courts to decide....

    Could I interest you in something a bit more "outdoorsy"? This will probably become the, "iWoodsman" model.
    [​IMG]

    These type of watches would really give Apple's faulty product apologists something to sink their teeth into. If you get the wrong time reading with one of these babies, you really are, "holding it wrong"....:p
  8. "Long battery life,
    Wifi/3g,
    Siri enabled/Voice controled."

    --> then the iWatch will be at the same size (at least) as iPod touch, if that so, just buy iPod with wristband..
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,403   +832

    Sir, I fear you've missed the entire "iThing" purchasing arc, and are completely ignoring the consumer's (perceived), needs.

    First, you buy a MacBook.

    Then, you buy an iPad to track the MacBook, should it get lost or fall into enemy hands.

    Then, you buy an iPad Mini, in case, the iPad gets taken from you in a skuffle over the MacBook.

    If you lose the fight, and your iPad Mini, you use your iPhone track the foregoing Apple products back to the enemy lair.

    Should you get captured trying to recover you iProperty, your iWatch will be your last hope of rescue. You call Siri to alert the rest of your team. She calls you, "rock god", and gives you a map that is off by 50 miles or so, and tells you she'll be waiting to give you the weather report when you get home.

    So all this time you're thinking, "what happens if I lose my wallet in all the intrigue and adventure"?:confused:

    Not a problem, it's empty! Apple cleaned that out for you quite a while ago....!;)
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,403   +832

    Right dude, that's exactly what we need, an army of iZombies armed with iPhasers.

    Don't breathe a word about "Star Trek", to either Samsung or Apple.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    Here I was thinking we were going with more cloud based devices. That would be difficult to read on a cloudy day. lol
     
  12. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 153   +22

    Switzerland by no stretch of the imagination is a 3rd world country
  13. Littleczr

    Littleczr TechSpot Booster Posts: 368   +68

  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,386   +608

    Well, the iPod nano as a watch is a decent idea. The things missing from it are battery life and bluetooth.

    This has bluetooth, but I highly doubt we have any battery that can keep the screen on for even a day.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,403   +832

    So Apple will just have to sue somebody over the patent to the standard black and white LCD twisted nematic display. AFAIK, those will stay on all day without killing even tiny watch batteries. And you can buy watches with that technology for less than ten bucks at K-Mart.
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,386   +608

    Speaking of that technology, have there been any advancements in it? I'm thinking of a ~150-200ppi watch-sized display made up of the LCD crystals. Even though it's black and white, it would be pretty amazing (not to mention the battery life!).
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    I think that the eReaders are using the latest and greatest in that field. But thats all it is, is a thought.


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