Apple may be working with others, like Swatch, to build multiple iWatches

Apple may be working with others, like Swatch, to build multiple iWatches
This is starting to get pretty weird. We're still getting used to the more expanded Apple device lineups and opening up of iOS, and now there is a new rumor that Apple might even be outsourcing the hardware manufacturing for some extra iWatch devices. The word has it that in addition to the two Apple-made iWatches, Apple could be working with other manufacturers like Swatch on additional wearables.

A move like this isn't just a potentially big move for Apple, but a big one for Swatch as well. Just a couple months ago there were reports that Swatch was planning to block the trademark of the name iWatch, because it was too similar to Swatch. According to sources for VentureBeat, Apple is working with other manufacturers to release multiple iWatch devices that range "from geek to chic". There is even a possibility of Swatch building iWatches that won't carry the company's brand, and will only be branded as Apple devices. 

The idea is that just like Apple used iTunes and its mobile devices to draw users to its Mac line, it wants to use a wide range of iWatch devices along with HealthKit to bring more users to iPhones and iPads. To do this, there need to be iWatch options for all users, including multiple designs for the fashion conscious. Swatch seems to be the most likely partner for Apple, but there is also a possibility of Timex and others being on board. 

source: VentureBeat



1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Looking forward to a nice quality product like the Moto 360. I prefer my watches not looking like a McDonalds kids meal toy. Apple never disappoints in the aesthetics department.

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

except for the iphone 6 that looks like a car ran over a htc m8 and a iphone 3g and made this thing.

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You got a time machine broseph?

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

swatch is not going to put the name on the apple it would drop the watch credibility, tag haur already said no to them and i remember a site pa saying they had to push the watch back because of problems. and wow if that pic has anything to do with the concept iwatch its horrible but i do like the speakers being added.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Instead the TAG Heuer sales executive came to work for Apple. Along with a few other big names in the watch/design industries. All sales/marketing though.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL ahahahaahahaha. Apple doesn't worth "with" anyone, they usually kill that entity and steal what they were selling. They don't "co-exist" with anything.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

GADGET SPAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Sounds like they're following the android wear path...

9. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

iSwatch, iRolex, iTAGHeuer, iPatekPhilippe...

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