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Analyst: Apple iWatch could be $6 billion business

0. phoneArena 04 Mar 2013, 10:39 posted on

According to analyst for Citicorp, the rumored Apple iWatch can be a $6 billion business for Apple as that would represent 10% of the current $60 billion watch industry; according to someone close to the company, the iWatch would allow users to make and take calls, check map coordinates, and measure certain bodily measurements like heart rate...

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:42 4

27. Droiddoes (unregistered)


The 'iPood'

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 11:54 5

16. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! There are already many watches like this... the Sony SmartWatch, the i'm Watch...
I don't understand why the article quotes only a couple of failed projects and not the many projects that have arrived to the market and are actually on sale now.
Yes, I know that if Apple really enters this market will make a very elegant and usable product, yet a smart watch is neither "groundbreaking" nor "magic", "awesome" and so on, so how can you talk about "innovation"? You must be blind not to see that this is not innovation at all. This time Apple is late... what's more, the article is right: when Google Glass will come out, the Apple iWatch will look like a device from the stone age.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:00 6

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Analyst are a bunch of iturds. Next thing we knew there will be lots of law suits from watch companies. And didnt samsung made flexible screen technology?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:00 2

18. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


If Apple manages to make the watch look beautiful (zero bezels, thin and with a vibrant display, I am gonna buy one.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:48 4

21. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Smart watchs have alreay been done and people were to interested. Judging from this Apples should be the same,but you don't need to be an analyist or even in high school to know that what ever apple release ifans will buy in their droves no matter what it is,

The iwatch will probably be claimed to make time more beautiful,and the fans will believe.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:04 1

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yea tim cook will be wearing this watch to office and board meetings.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:37 2

23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


From 705.07 (Sep 2012) to 421.15 (Mar 2013)in less than 6 months have seen lots of eggs on faces of lots of "Analysts". Let's see what this analysts get :D

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:39 3

24. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Analysts supporting apple so that their stock will go back up and they can maybe recoup some of the money they lost when appfails stock plummeted.
Joke proffession, joke company, joke product.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:43 3

28. ZeroCide (Posts: 779; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Why do they continue to allow analysts to speak. They need to stop that. As soon as one opens their mouth someone nees to go SHHHH!!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:55 2

30. BomberXL (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


the fact that people are going to look at this and have the nerve to call it revolutionary... i just wont undersatnd that or condone it. sure, from a design aspect, maybe, just maybe, it could be interesting. but theres nothing new or revolutionary about a watch idea. this is been floating around the tech community for years

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:34 4

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Honestly, id buy that lol... if it wasnt to much money that is. Knowing apple, they would price it above a rolex!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 15:27

35. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Apple reserve 3 for me.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 00:08 1

68. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yea dark. myxtyxpyx and you :)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:40 1

70. TROLLING (banned) (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Trap its Darkjedi

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 15:28

36. CreeDiddy (Posts: 850; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The iWatch, iPhone 6 (larger screen if released), and iPad 5 will be money makers this year.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:09 1

40. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


If you really think about it, how can they not be?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 15:51 4

38. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I think I'd prefer Google Glass

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:21 3

41. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


iWatch sounds so innovative. Disregarding the nobody companies from Kickstarter that have already launched smartwatches, Apple is the only company to ever have this revolutionary idea. They should patent "time-telling device for adornment in the vicinity of the carpus," and promptly sue all other manufacturers of such a device.

Apple will change the industry with its massive profits, and spawn a whole new business model of profiting via litigation.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:45

47. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Oh my god... I surely hope you're trolling because if this really is coming out with sincerity than I would consider you the most redundant, iDiot I have ever seen. Please tell me you were joking because this post seriously gave me cancer.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 17:37 6

51. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


It was satire.

Blame whatever language authorities who refuse to give us sarcasm punctuation.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 20:18

61. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Oh gosh thanks for telling me xD

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:55

59. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


yeah, they should sue Sony for stealing their innovations since 2010.

Damn copycats, can't they innovate on their own? Jeesh!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 20:31

62. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Recent articles suggest that Nike stole Apple's idea even before that.

Johnny Ive in fact purchased some of the offending devices, to ascertain that Nike took Apple's technology before it even existed.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 05:17

72. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Wow, they're using time travel just to steal ideas from Apple!

Remember when Google stole Apple's.revolutionary drag-down statusbar from iOS5 and put it on Android since 2008? They should declare thermonuclear war to Android right now, it's a stolen and unoriginal product.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 16:45

46. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


iwatch > google glass

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:25 3

54. technut (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I strongly disagree. I think it will be a great product, but it's no where near as innovative as Google glass.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 17:02 1

48. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


6 billion? you dont say. We should totally tax the crap out of already rich apple. Why the hell does it need so much money? My guess is to take it out of circulation and make the common people even more miserable. I hate you apple, I hope all its high salary owners get unknown diseases.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:33 1

56. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I'll use my smartphone for all the things this would be used for and rock something elegant like a Movado watch. Much classier.=)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 20:39

63. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


But you haven't seen it yet.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 08:54

74. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I realize I have not seen it yet, but I also can't imagine it having any features I would need/want that my smartphone can't provide, and I don't see any chance it looks better than a Movado watch, imho. More power to those that want one of these. Not my bag, not my style dude.

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