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Could Apple be readying a wearable device? iPod nano design departure might be a hint

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Could Apple be readying a wearable device? iPod nano design departure might be a hint
Here is a wild speculation you may or may not want to believe: Apple could be preparing a wearable device. The idea, courtesy of Peter Rojas from gdgt, stems from the fact that Apple ditched the iPod nano miniature watch-like design for a different one in times when the smart watch is becoming more and more popular. Could this somewhat strange decision to change once again the new iPod nano to a larger device be a strategical decision that Apple took to free space for a wearable device, something like a smart watch?

Now, again, this is merely a speculation, but if you ask those nearly 70,000 backers that funded a yet non-existent Pebble smartwatch on Kickstarter, a smart watch is a device that’s not only wanted, but needed.

A couple of similar smartwatches have seen great funding on the crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter. Additionally, other phone makers have also tried introducing a smart watch - Sony did it, and Motorola did it.

This doesn’t add any validity to the guess that Apple will do it, but it has certainly set the tone. What do you think about this suggestion, and most importantly, do you think there is a need for such a device? Let us know in the comments below.

source: gdgt

The strange and rapid evolution of the iPod nano.

The strange and rapid evolution of the iPod nano.


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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:55 5

1. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Will certainly be better than a normal watch. In fact if it were to released it would beat that sony smartwatch.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:03 1

11. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Meh. Don't get your hopes up!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 06:58 3

2. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The slogan would be: WATCH Different :)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:18 1

3. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Seems great for cheating !

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:07 6

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


Yet another simple STEAL from Sony from Android world :)
http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/

iNNOVATION is synonymous with Stealing and copying in Apple world (only if they do it) ... :D

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:10 1

15. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


after that apple will patent it.. and sue others for copying..

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:19 2

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


Wait a min ... expect a patent on watch shape now :(

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:29 10

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Only because there's other companies making them and Apple just can't be overshadowed in any manner.

Apple might be the smartest company on the planet, let others create the market, then move in and take over with sub-par products that people can't resist buying.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:22 4

8. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I couldnt have said it any better myself. +1

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:10 2

7. smill317 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Really? What are they going to do now...sue Sony for their Android watches? Seriously...they are getting a bit out of control

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:26 1

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


No yet another "Thermo Nuclear War" in the offing which will peak just before rlease of iPhone 6 for obvious reasons.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:28 1

10. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I'm an Apple user at the moment, but am planning on getting an Xperia T at the end of the month. The SmartWatch looks ok, but I'm tempted with the I'm Watch. It looks pretty slick.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:02 1

12. jibraihimi (Posts: 696; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


So who all are going to be lining up for 'iwatch' from tomorrow.........???

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:21

14. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Apple keeps trying to chase trends instead of setting them...they're are doomed.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:00

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


iPod watch

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:50

17. cripton805 (Posts: 998; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


They already have the patent. I can guarantee that. They can sue right now if they want. Theyre probably prepping for it.

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