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iWatch concept render based on patent filings could be more than just fan hype

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iWatch concept render based on patent filings could be more than just fan hype
Nikolay Lamm is an old pro at putting together device renders for rumored Apple products. That's not to say that what he designs comes true, although he wasn't too far off with his iPad mini concept, he was pretty far off in the clouds with his iPhone 5 attempt. Well, Nikolay has taken a shot at the rumored iWatch, and he has used some past Apple patent filings in order to give the renders more potential accuracy, rather than just fan hype.

iWatch concept render based on patent filings could be more than just fan hype
Most iWatch renders that we've seen are inspired by existing Apple products, and, as Lamm says, look like "a miniaturized iPhone on your wrist". So, Lamm looked at a few other places for his inspiration. First, he looked at older Apple patents, and found a UI patent from 2010 for a spiral navigation system, which was originally intended for iTunes or an iPod. Lamm connected that with the idea (given to him by his mom) of having the iWatch be "as simple as your old iPod click wheel". 

Lamm also looked to Apple to Jony Ive, and more importantly Ive's friend Marc Newson, who owns and designs Ikepod watches, which has some designs that Lamm thinks are "very Apple-esque", and notes that the Ikepod is the watch of choice for Ive. Of course, none of this means that Lamm has gotten the design right, but it's always nice to see concept renders that have this level of thought behind them. 

We should be seeing the iWatch sometime soon, given that reports say Apple already has 100 people working on the product, and given that Apple's rival Samsung also has a watch in the works. 

source: Nikolay Lamm via BGR

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:52 4

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This looks so awesome. Apple continues to innovate.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:07 14

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2691; Member since: 26 May 2011)


An odd thing to say given that 1) this isn't an official render from Apple, and 2) Apple is coming late to the smartwatch game, since Kickstarter projects like Pebble are already a reality.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:20 1

4. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The pebble is an accessory. I like it, but without a phone, it just a watch, it needs more than that for me to want to buy it. And i wouldn't say they're late, because they also weren't the first ones to bring the smartphones or tablets, but they were the ones to make it a successful market.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:25 7

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2691; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I wouldn't expect the iWatch to be much more than an accessory either. At best, it will be a hub device that connects to your phone, and can act as an iPod nano on its own. What more do you really expect to do on a watch?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:05 3

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


Don't worry he rarely replies as he hasn't been programmed to do .. few 010010001 bits missing in the entire code :)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:41

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I would respond but apparently it isn't in my programming.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:43

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


Some erratic code made you confess the other day .. that yu are a BOT ...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:10 2

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 1785; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


He's odd...period. He never speaks reason, and just likes to stir the pot for attention. And then there's dark, who should be coming along and chiming in any time now.....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:40 1

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Not necessarily. Have you forgotten about the Nano as a watch?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:49

15. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That nano as a watch concept was actually third party companies. There has been no official nano wrist band from apple to my knowledge.

I personally still use my nano as a watch / music player as do many others. This makes it extra surprising that Apple decided to make the nano bigger again in the last release instead of riding the wave of popularity that could have set them apart (and possibly have their stock not take a huge hit).

It just makes no sense to me not making a second nano with bluetooth as a second generation. But then again very few things at Apple make sense to me right now.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:21

17. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


lol Michael, you know he always antagonizes. It always amuses me xD

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:02

6. ZeroCide (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


How is this innovation??? EXPAIN IT!!!! Its not like the smart watch concept has already been done and they are just jumping on the bandwagon and calling it theirs.

Do you even know what innovation means?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:18

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


It took 100 people to copy from Pebble...and Sony isn't that innovation in Appleworld? ... but Sammy is also innovating :D

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:09

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12579; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I sooo want one of these

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:48

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


It just started to Work ... LOL ...
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/apple-computers-hit-by-sophisticated-cyberattack/

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:03 8

2. ramonleonjr62 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


yes right fixed bugs ^-^

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:51 1

12. MrJerry (Posts: 398; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Why would I give up my PATEK PHILIPPE on this i-Another-Thing? ;)

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