Could Apple be readying a wearable device? iPod nano design departure might be a hint

Could Apple be readying a wearable device? iPod nano design departure might be a hint
Here is a wild speculation you may or may not want to believe: Apple could be preparing a wearable device. The idea, courtesy of Peter Rojas from gdgt, stems from the fact that Apple ditched the iPod nano miniature watch-like design for a different one in times when the smart watch is becoming more and more popular. Could this somewhat strange decision to change once again the new iPod nano to a larger device be a strategical decision that Apple took to free space for a wearable device, something like a smart watch?

Now, again, this is merely a speculation, but if you ask those nearly 70,000 backers that funded a yet non-existent Pebble smartwatch on Kickstarter, a smart watch is a device that’s not only wanted, but needed.

A couple of similar smartwatches have seen great funding on the crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter. Additionally, other phone makers have also tried introducing a smart watch - Sony did it, and Motorola did it.

This doesn’t add any validity to the guess that Apple will do it, but it has certainly set the tone. What do you think about this suggestion, and most importantly, do you think there is a need for such a device? Let us know in the comments below.

source: gdgt


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18 Comments

1. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Will certainly be better than a normal watch. In fact if it were to released it would beat that sony smartwatch.

11. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Meh. Don't get your hopes up!

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

The slogan would be: WATCH Different :)

3. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Seems great for cheating !

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yet another simple STEAL from Sony from Android world :)http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/smartwatch/ iNNOVATION is synonymous with Stealing and copying in Apple world (only if they do it) ... :D

15. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

after that apple will patent it.. and sue others for copying..

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Wait a min ... expect a patent on watch shape now :(

6. Aeires unregistered

Only because there's other companies making them and Apple just can't be overshadowed in any manner. Apple might be the smartest company on the planet, let others create the market, then move in and take over with sub-par products that people can't resist buying.

8. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I couldnt have said it any better myself. +1

7. smill317

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Really? What are they going to do now...sue Sony for their Android watches? Seriously...they are getting a bit out of control

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

No yet another "Thermo Nuclear War" in the offing which will peak just before rlease of iPhone 6 for obvious reasons.

10. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I'm an Apple user at the moment, but am planning on getting an Xperia T at the end of the month. The SmartWatch looks ok, but I'm tempted with the I'm Watch. It looks pretty slick.

12. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So who all are going to be lining up for 'iwatch' from tomorrow.........???

14. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Apple keeps trying to chase trends instead of setting them...they're are doomed.

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

iPod watch

17. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They already have the patent. I can guarantee that. They can sue right now if they want. Theyre probably prepping for it.

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