Apple's iWatch could be more than a smartwatch and push home automation

Apple's iWatch could be more than a smartwatch and push home automation
As always when we are talking about rumors about a device that isn't expected out for at least 6 months (if not longer), it is always a good idea to take a few extra grains of salt. And, that advice goes double when the rumor comes from an analyst rather than someone who doesn't get paid to speculate wildly. Still, an interesting story is an interesting story, and this one says that Apple's iWatch could be much more than just a smartwatch.

Just like the latest rumor about the iPhone 6 having a display that could "approach 5-inches", this rumor comes from Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian White who recently met with component suppliers in Asia. White said about the rumored iWatch:

Of course, we'd be happy with a smartwatch that can really fulfill the ideas we have for being a smartwatch (which is also why we're looking forward to what Samsung will have to show at next year's CES), but moving beyond that does sound pretty cool too. Home automation could be an interesting usage for a smartwatch, although Android has tended to be better for home automation than iOS, so we'll believe it when we see it. 

source: BGR



1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Sammy waiting for iwatch to release so that it can copy the design

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's for sale already, it's called Gear.

3. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Yea ,launching it first option din go well. Wastage of resources.

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung already has copied Apple with their Galaxy Gear commercial. First iPhone commercial: First Galaxy Gear commercial: Not hating on Samsung, but they have zero originality, and wouldn't be suprised if they have a department that specifically studies Apple's every move so they can emulate it in some way.

7. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Fanboys who pretend they aren't crack me up. Apple didn't invent the wheel bro, evolution commericals are very very common in advertising. NFL Pepsi Nike Gatorade Toyota I guess some of the most popular brands in the world aren't original either...haters gonna hate.

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The flaw in your reasoning is those products have nothing to do with each other. If Coke did one similar to the one Pepsi did then it would be copying. If Honda did one like Toyota it would be copying. Samsung doing it in the same field is a big difference, granted it's a watch, but in the big picture it's basically a smartphone in a watch. Are Samsung fans so blind that they forget they were found guilty of physical design patents by Apple that covered at least 10 of Samsung's phones? That's not even including the other patents not related to physical designs that they also were found guilty of. To believe Samsung isn't on Apple's jock is just plain ignorant. If you need a refresh feel free to skim over the reading material.

11. chrisgringo

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Don't be so jelly and butthurt promise7. Daddysbeenabadgirl smashed on you. Your logic is sounding ridiculous and farfetched. Give it up.

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Samsung had a gold phone back in 2001-03 - by your logic apple copied this. I would wager that a pig has more intellect than you

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow! I see your point. Exactly the same concept.

16. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung had released similar watch S9110 back in 2009.

4. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I think those features should be done on the iPhone itself. Why do I need a watch if my smartphone can already do those things?

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Look this video at 2:45, home automation with Pebble smartwatch an Android:

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Just like android at home

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

So it has a home automation app, why is that special? The same app could be ran from a phone or tablet and used more effectively with a larger screen to operate it from.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True. My comment #6.

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