Apple Watch wins iF Design Award 2015, appears on the cover of Chinese fashion mag YOHO!

Even though it has yet to reach the public, the Apple Watch has received an iF Design Award 2015, Discipline Product-Gold. Some of the standout features mentioned on iF's website include the innovative Digital Crown used for Navigation. Force Touch knows the difference between a tap and a harder press. The Taptic Engine gets a shout out for allowing users to know information about a notification based on vibrations you can hear and feel....
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31. tedkord

Posts: 17074; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will sell great, but like all Apple mobile products it will be behind the curve.

11. der3331

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I'm shaking my head at the watch. It will sell because for so many Apple means, "I have to have it." But to pay $349 for something that duplicates your phone and needs to be charged daily? Wow the bounds of foolish materialism know no boundaries. I say the same for Android Wear. If fitness is your goal, there are scores of great products that are less than half the price.

22. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

PA why haven't you banned this person yet?

28. der3331

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Why ban me?

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha what design? It's ugly! The smartwatch of Huawei for example is far better looking than this crap!

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sigh....just when I thought there was hope for humanity this happens. This watch winning a design award is like a turtle winning a foot race with Yusein Bolt.

26. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

No matter how good the design and feature are, people love the circular watch will still choose circular one.

34. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Are these people blind or Apple sycophants?

37. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Apple got one iF award, news. Meanwhile, Sony got four iF Design Awards!

39. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5477; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

oh looky here, the Samsung bended screen feature won an IF Design gold award too. http://exhibition.ifdesign.de/entrydetails_en.html?beitrag_id=149642

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So these awards are nothing new to the Android community?

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Very nice, HTC, LG, and Motorola have all been recognized for the quality of their product design. I imagine that Samsung will be on there soon. I'm not much of a fan of the company but that S6 Edge is a beauty to look at. Nicer than anything else on the market. Now all they need to do is solve the fingerprint issues on the glass casing.

44. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5477; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

While the phone itself hasn't received an award, the bended/edge screen has (first link I placed). They already won gold IF awards for a bluetooth headset, the GEAR VR, Smart gesture UI. Not to mention a few non smartphone related awards. (didn't even know they made XRay equipment too)

45. sakiszzr

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

hey i won one of those in a bubblegum machine
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