Is Apple better off releasing the iWatch now, or in one year?
1. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
"It's a good thing PhoneArena never writes these articles about the Moto 360 or any other smartwatch," said no-one ever.
2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I'll Never buy the first iteration of the iWatch but Apple could buy out Casio and put the Apple Logo on it and make Billions of dollars... Ain't it all about making money with Apple, and sorry "syncronyze" but this is a Apple article.
16. damokles (unregistered)
lol, don't steal Jimmy Kimmel's ideas. But you ain't that wrong though.
3. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)
I think iWatches would be so so sooo overpriced and I dont think would be that necesary.
4. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
This is what happen when there are not news coming from Apple. ROTFL
The menial media must invent such pathetic articles EVERY DAY, and make fool of themselves, just to keep Apple alive.
5. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
I think they might as well put one out, can't be any worse then the junk that everyone else put out.
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Just release the iWatch. It's a good combo for iPhone 6s 5.5" screen size.
7. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
iThink the day after never would be a jolly good time. All they really have to do is put an iClock in that Nano Pod and they are GOOD-TA'-GO!
8. nctx77 (Posts: 1704; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
So, what makes this guy think that the landscape of smart watches will be so different in one year? If there is no iwatch this year, then next year will be more of the same until the iwatch comes out. What this guy is saying is the dumbest thing I ever heard . Sony, samsung ands Pebble have been making watches for a while now. Samsung comes out with a watch every two months, but they are all the same except software.
11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2700; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Despite your tone, you did have a point. I needed to talk more about Android Wear, so I edited the end section leading into the conclusion.
14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
That's right Michael, you tell him!!
9. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
The smart watch market won't be established at all until something really new, attractive arrives.
People are so used to having nothing around their wrists.
It's not about the prices.
12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I am really waiting for Apple SmartPants. When it's time to relieve myself, I won't even have to unzip. Just use voice commands to Siri in my SmartPants. If the urinal has an iBeacon, I might not even have to say anything, so my bros won't have to hear me talking to my pants.
Hopefully my girlfriend will also get some Apple SmartPants and change her SmartPants security settings so I can give her SmartPants voice commands too.
I am not really sure what this SmartWatch craze is about. SmartPants are going to be so much more fun.
13. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
I'll buy a watch when it can do everything a high end smart phone can do,and instead of having to read anything it will read it for me through an ear plug. Plus it will never need charging because it will have a nano nuclear reactor in it.
15. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
"Historically, Apple has had its best successes when it releases a product into an established market. The idea of portable music wasn't new, nor was the usage of MP3s when Apple released the first iPod."
There was absolutely no established market for mp3 players before the iPod. There were devices that were popular in the tech sphere (which was a LOT smaller back then), but the average Joe was only just realising the existence of mp3 files. For all intents and purposes the iPod was "the first"...
The iPod; the only Apple product I've ever owned, and all because of that absolute horror that is iTunes...
18. JMartin22 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I think they need to unveil it this year, regardless of the risk that it might fail. Setting the cultural foundation as to who makes the only "one stop shop" for this niche product environment is important.
Samsung will no doubt have more telecommunication events to push their presence in the smartwatch sector to help further establish themselves as the de-facto maker of these devices.
19. boosook (Posts: 1419; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
There's a great difference in this case compared to the past which PA didn't seem to consider: with the macintosh, ipod, iphone and ipad Apple entered in an already existing market (PCs, mp3 players etc) where products still had a primitive interface and were used only by tech-savy people (aka nerds… :-) ) and, by rewriting the rules of user interfaces, made them accessible to anyone. But in this case smartwatches are already on the market, are already beautiful (see the moto 360) and already have a usable interface, so how will Apple be able to differentiate? That's the question, and I thin that this time the iwatch will be nothing special, of course it will be a high quality product, but it's just something that Apple HAS TO release to keep up with the competitors.
20. bizwhizzy (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
so basically you didn't even bother reading the article...
22. AlikMalix (Posts: 5069; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
I think boosook made a good post with good points. And it's relative to the article unlike the mindless bashing of apple users on this website.
21. nichbich (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
stop sucking up to apple, its sad and pathetic......