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Apple could introduce the long-awaited iWatch at WWDC

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Apple could introduce the long-awaited iWatch at WWDC
Just a few days ago, Apple filed to extend its trademark to the category that includes jewelry and watches. That move has led to speculation that Apple is planning on introducing the long-awaited iWatch at WWDC. Assuming that Apple is planning on releasing the wearable in September, around the time that the next generation iPhone is released, unveiling the timepiece in June to help build up the hype is a game plan that Apple itself has used before.

In 2007, Steve Jobs presented the iPhone at MacWorld after rumors swirled about an Apple produced smartphone for almost two years. After the phone was showed off to the world, Apple waited until late June to actually release the device. This gave the iPhone a chance to receive press coverage, feeding the hype machine, until the iPhone became larger than life. Apple used the time between introducing the device and its actual launch, to make sure that everyone not only wanted an iPhone, but that everyone felt that they needed the iPhone. It also gave Apple the time to hone its marketing strategy, which obviously worked to perferction.

With Apple expected to introduce iOS 8 at WWDC, why wouldn't Apple want to show the synergy between the latest build of its mobile OS and its latest mobile device. iOS 8 is expected to offer an app called Healthbook which is rumored to be a repository for all of the information and health data that the iWatch sensors come up with.

WWDC will be held from June 2 through June 6th this year, and if Apple returns to its tried and true new product introduction strategy, by June 7th a large percentage of the world's population will want an iWatch.

source: Pocketlint

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posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:08

1. Sauce (unregistered)

I for one can't wait for them to announce it just so we can see what it looks like..

0 Leaks. 100's of silly concepts.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:14

2. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)

Apple is not ready for that. It will be a BIIIIG FLOP. Don't believe me? Look at Samsung's 1st Watch. replaced only 6 months after launch. Apple needs a solid offering. If not the case, better keep it away from masses.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:51

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Apple can put a logo on a rock and it will set sales records....the iRock.

Sad but true at this time.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 13:01

12. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 425; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)

yep. iPhone6 is the moto razor circa 2002 with an apple logo on the back. sells like hot cakes.

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 14:21

18. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)

Dude, you haven't even seen the iPhone 6. Stop being a fandroid.

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 14:20

17. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)

You're super queer.

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 14:17

16. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)

They've been working on the iWatch for the past 3 years. This is not going to be a flop, samsung just was not prepared.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:28 1

3. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

I hate saying Apple needs to do something but I completely agree with this post. All the hype will be killed if this thing leaks, so it would be better to show a preview even if it can't launch soon thereafter. Not to mention it could soften the blow of people jumping to Android Wear because they're not even sure if Apple is making a wearable. *Hand goes up points at self*

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:42

5. Sauce (unregistered)

The thing that's stopping me from buying that Moto watch is that I'm so deeply tied into iOS / osX. Yea, I have a Note and use that and my iPhone equally, but I also have my iPad, my Macbook Pro, and iCloud with a boat load of synced data on there. I, personally, would better benefit from an Apple iWatch, than that gorgeous Moto 360 that I also dearly love. (LOL what is a Galaxy Gear? Gag.)

If Apple's iWatch doesn't look good (which is hard to believe based on their great design history), I will definitely buy the 360. To me, and to probably everyone else also, I care what a watch looks like. Time will tell :)

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 12:38 1

11. willard12 (unregistered)

What is ugly about the gear 2 or gear fit? Telling yourself that it is ugly just allows you to justify your selection of apple over samsung. If the numerical data isn't in your favor, then just go with arbitrary opinion - like "design." On the design front, it's amazing that Apple's legal argument is that customers confuse their devices with Samsung....yet Apple's loyal customers say anything Apple is beautiful and Samsung is ugly. Amazing how both can be true.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 13:14 1

14. Sauce (unregistered)

Are you mad, bro? All I said was that the gear is ugly. It does not look like a classy watch. Looks like something my nephew would get out of his kids meal. Sorry for offending your dearest Gear.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 12:22

10. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Well if they announce it at WWDC and release it 2 or 3 months later, it will not leak. Usually these things leak during manufacturing. They can simply keep the prototype tucked away and no one will ever see it. Then in June, bam there it is. After that, it hits the manufacturing process. As far as the Moto 360, they have lost out, because they have simply announced it, but there is no product on the market yet. The general public knows nothing about it. Apple only needs to announce it and start doing commercials like they did with the first iphone.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:40

4. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 158; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)

I hope the price is reasonable though I don't think I will shell out more than 100 for one. I hoped that the Samsung gear fot would ne 100

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:44 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Let's rock apple

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 13:12

13. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

darkk, will you be buying one?

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 00:18

15. shead202 (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Maybe he'll get a Moto 360 with his Galaxy Note

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:58

8. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Got the Gear 2, working seamlessly with the S5, and waiting for Android wear devices to pop up...Good times ahead!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 12:01

9. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

I hate to kill the hype but I would love to see nokia make a watch that's can be used on all platforms

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