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Wozniak talks about iWatch, hints at its functionality

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Wozniak talks about iWatch, hints at its functionality
It's not hard to see why we love Steve Wozniak. Co-creator of one of the largest companies in the world, and there is not one thing phony about him. Even at 62 there is an air of coolness around him that you could never find in men half his age. Speaking at a forum in Mexico City, The Woz told those attending that Apple remains "a great company," and is merely in a waiting period between innovative products. He chided those who want Apple to produce a game changing device every quarter by saying that you cannot have a revolution in consumer electronics every year. "I think Apple is in one of these waiting periods waiting for the next big direction," he said.

With Apple in the midst of trying to trademark  the iWatch name globally (something that will run into problems for the company in China, U.K. and the U.S.), Wozniak not only hinted about the upcoming iWatch, he also gave away some of its functionality. Wozniak told the audience in Mexico City that devices are getting smaller. He then said that he wished he had the old version of the Apple iPhone on his wrist and could ask it questions like Siri and play music. Sounds like a blatant hint to us as to what to expect the iWatch to be able to do.

"I think, oh my gosh, I just wish I had the old iPhone right here on my wrist and I wish I could ask it questions like a new Siri (voice assistant technology) or tell it to play certain music."-Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: EconomicTimes

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posted on 05 Jul 2013, 03:33 7

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think Glass will be the true game changer, not a watch. Glass would require the least effort to use and its display will appear relatively bigger to the user. With a watch your display size is limited. You also have to make a watch that will fit on all wrist sizes, or at least most. The only design challenge left for Glass thus far is making it suitable for glasses wearers.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 04:26 3

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I agree.

Glass will defiantly be a game changer because not many have attempted such a concept before. The 'Wrist Watch' however, is old technology. Its been around for centuries. Apple is merely putting a modern twist on old technology.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:36 3

36. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Since nobody seemed to mention this...

"He chided those who want Apple to produce a game changing device every quarter..."

YES. YES. YES. OH MY GOD YES!! I can't stand critics (not necessarily Apple or anyone in particular) who act like this. And to be honest, it constitutes a huge amount of haters for any innovative company. You won't see a gamebreaker all the time. Great innovations take resources and time...

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:20

43. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Moore's Law does not apply to gadgets, but they don't seem to remember that.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:34 6

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol glass is game changer? Tell me, why all the oem choose to make watch instead? I don't want to use the word 'copy', instead it's 'following', Google failed to lead oem make glass, but Apple manage to lead them, drive them to make the watch, just like iPad, Eventhough Apple is not the 1st to make tablets, but managed to lead android, teach android to make better tablets...

Same goes to the watch, not the 1st, but the 1st who managed to lead, true leader Apple as always...

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:46 10

7. mi55u (unregistered)


Then why the heck your avatar has google glass?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 06:10 5

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*sighs*

Someone else take this. I'm not going to bother.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:13 2

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why sigh? How can you be a game changer when nobody want to copy you?

If it wasn't android oem, iPad would be a major failure as well... Am I wrong?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:42 3

20. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


iWatch for me is just a ipod nano with 3g and siri. So in the end it isn't a big deal. Definitely it will sell millions, because Apple is very good at making people believe that they will need it.
But Glass is a real revolution on wearable devices. Although the market isn't ready for it yet.

In the end, Apple need to show the world some new stuff, people are waiting, so I just wish them the best.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:44 1

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Because for starters watch is not a final consumer product, but an exclusive beta some people paid for

Second... No one is trying to copy Google glass? You serious? They have posted at least 3 companies making glass like products despite t still being beta.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:45 1

28. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


To be more accurate, there are many companies developing glass-like products, including google, simultaneously. The concept of wearable computers has been around for decades. We've just finally gotten to a point where microcomputing allows for such stuff.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:48 1

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Also the apple always leading is another incorrect fact, and let's go straight to it

Smaller tables where android tablets
Camera on tablets
Mobile payment solutions
Entry level devices
Watch (see Sony smart watch for example)

Those are a few things apple has followed products that where already successful

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:24

39. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


No need to defend yourself on this one wendy... You have it right on!!! Even at the NBA Draft, GOOGLE Glass was BANNED!

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 12:42

48. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


Apple also has several patents relating to a Google Glass like product. Sony is also working on a similar project.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:31 4

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wendy how long before you're back in camp droid? You and Troll seem to flip flop on alternate schedules. Rite now he's back to hating iOS, and you're back to loving it. Hmmmmm

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:46

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And next week, it will be the opposite. Very predictable right jedii?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:03

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very Smurf, and what gets me is people keep falling for it...the same ones lol

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:44

42. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Just because Apple is making a watch doesn't mean it's destined to succeed. Right now I think Apple has a bit of an identity crisis. It's solidified its position as much as it could but it seems afraid to go after something new. Similar to how a writer is less motivated to write a second book after his previous one was a huge hit. Apple has had three hits. People in charge must feel a little self-conscious and this shows.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:54

46. Heritor (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


I personally do not want to wear a pair of glasses just to give me a hud and some information. Now I see the idea of google glasses pretty cool in the motorcycle and racing scene.

Wear a helmet and that puts the hud on your visor so you know everything from speed to shift points. That is useful but as for just some pair of glasses... No. I do not even wear sun glasses because they are uncomfortable.

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 04:21

53. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Glass is a gamechanger alright. iWatch (or whatever it's gonna be called) will be a hit simply because it's made by Apple. And, the smartwatch lead thing has been taken by Sony, in case you don't know. The Sony Smartwatch has been out in the market for years and it's getting a successor this year.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 06:42 4

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4062; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Really? You think a pair of glasses with a pretty limited use would be a true game changer?

I'd feel more confident about my privacy with a watch over a pair of glasses that can spy on you and your location.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 06:49 4

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You think a watch can't do the same thing if it's built with the same equipment as Glass?

Tell me, in what way is Glass's functionality limited that a watch wouldn't be?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:05 2

34. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4062; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A smart watch is far more useful than a pair of glasses that easily becomes a distraction.

A watch is just more useful than a gimmick.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:03 3

26. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Google Glass doesn't spy on you or your location, it leaves that up to your phone.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:03 1

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4062; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't buy that.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:18 1

35. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


What do you mean you don't buy that?
The Glass doesn't even have a GPS, it has Wifi and Bluetooth.
If there's going to be any snooping it has to be done by your phone, the Glass just doesn't have the hardware for it.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:27

44. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Maybe he's talking about some "mumbo-jumbo live streaming BS from your glass directly to NSA, CIA, and heck, even Obama himself will see what you see, just like he reportedly did when they found Bin Laden!"

But then, if you get paranoid over this, you can always remember that even your dumbphone can be triangulated, so once you own a piece of electronic with connection to a network, you can be tracked down.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:40 1

45. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I highly doubt that's even a possibility, unless they've found a way to livestream video without it murdering the battery.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:53

25. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


the problem with Glass i think will be people telling you to remove them in private/public areas that don't allow video recording.

its funny how you guys don't see how creepy it is that you have the ability to record people without them knowing it.

I think it is a game changing product just dont see how it would be pulled off in the real world as of yet.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:04

37. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It's a stigma I hope people get over. There are plenty of videos on the internet taken secretly with just a good ol' cell phone. At least with Google Glass you know it's a device that can be recording. Whereas the guy that looks like he's just checking his phone is probably recording the drunk girl who just slipped outside the club and is showing her under roos (or lack thereof) to the world.

And then of course there's the fact if someone really wants to record secretly there are for more clandestine surveilance devices out there nearly impossible to notice.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:33

41. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Yeah right... We really are gonna have people walking into street poles, lamp poles, pole signs and everything else with people wearing Glass. Hehehe.

And please don't try driving with them on... Oooohhh. Crash boom bang.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 12:43

49. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


you've clearly never seen anybody walk into traffic or poles or fountains or any solid objects for that matter while texting have you?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 12:00

47. trustory (Posts: 114; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


google glass looks stupid

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 16:06

51. jimjam (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Nobody will actually buy glass

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 03:35 3

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 497; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


i watch crap....get it :P

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 04:27

4. sharifsumit (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


or you...............:d

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:18 5

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)


I guess Woz is getting paid by Apple everytime he opens his mouth

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 06:43 5

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4062; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's the most ridiculous thing I've read on here.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:28 2

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree Mxy, but flush always makes ridiculous comments.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:28 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree Mxy, but flush always makes ridiculous comments.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:41 7

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Double post was brought to you by Pepsi

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:48 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol +1.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:04 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao I don't know how I managed to do that. +1

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:33 1

40. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


your phone/tab/computer had a small conection error for a second causing it to resubmit the data you send by pressing the "post " button creating a double post

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:47 2

29. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


As a stockholder, anything he can do to increase his stock's value would be trying to put money in his pocket, but only if he cashed it. Stock is useless unless sold, but to sell it means you're giving up on any future growth of that same stock.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:56 6

8. xtroid2k (Posts: 436; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


people may say having a watch is old technology but im not sure that is the case. whether glass or the iwatch. its apparent that the real revolution is going to be wearable technology. who says u cant have both glass and an iwatcb

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:27 3

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12440; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Most sensible unbiased post so far. +1

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:59

9. shreehari (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


needs a complete change in design

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:26 1

27. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1161; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


does the iwatch have camera built in? no? then google glass wins.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:48

30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


If it's going too be made from glass like their phone it will break just as badly.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:16 1

38. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Incorporate both. If Google Glass is being used as a standalone device, then a watch would be a great way to control it without taking it off or when voice commands would be impolite.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 13:51

50. chode (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


apple can suck my balls

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 17:11

52. dorianb (Posts: 422; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Let's see. Apple products.
PC- Did not invent. It's good in cycles.
iPod- New product (I believe). Game Changer, but took time.
iPhone- Did not invent. Game Changer.
iPad- New product (Technically. Some will debate other similar, but not identical, products were 1st). Game changer.
iWatch- Did not invent. Jury will wait & see.

I'll be honest. For some reason I see the iWatch being like the Mac or iPod. It will be just okay at 1st. Then it'll get a defining app (iTunes for iPod) / custom OS (MacOS for Mac. Duh.) I think this is a product that will honestly take time to mature. Unlike iPhone/iPad we need to sit on it for the 3rd gen (like I said before a la iPod) before judging.

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