WSJ: Apple's iWatch will come in different shapes and sizes, with more than 10 sensors
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 20, 2014, 2:55 AM
This goes to show that Apple is pulling out all stops when it comes to the iWatch, and not introducing a device it considers beta, like Apple TV, just to test the waters. The WSJ sources indicate that Apple has laden the iWatch with no less than 10 sensors, including health and fitness ones, in order to make it superior to existing smartwatch efforts. The team from Cupertino apparently has tried to address the chief criticism against current wearables, like Samsung's Gear line, or Sony's SmartWatch one, that those don't provide functionality you don't already have on your smartphone.
Thus, Apple has evidently tried to make the iWatch not only look good, but also provided unique functions that come in addition to, as opposed to duplicating smartphone features. As for the health and fitness sensors, Apple's new Health app and SDK hint at what might be included in the new iWatch - pulse, blood pressure and pedometer functionality, even glucose metering have all been speculated, and we can't wait for the first design tips to start flooding our inboxes. Still, the supply chain sources commented that the final specifications are still being ironed out, and yet Apple plans to ship between 10-15 million iWatch units by the end of the summer, ready for the fall announcement, and the eventual October release date.
cant innovate anymore my @$$ :)
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 3:12 AM 4
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Doesn't seem very innovative to me. Just making the existing ones a lot better.
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 3:48 AM 3
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WSJ, you get some stuff right, but three years ago you cited "people familiar with the matter" and claimed Apple would have two iPhones, one much bigger than the other - we got the 4S lol. Last year you also cited "people familiar with the matter" and said they'd release their smartwatch... we got the iPhone 5S. These companies just come up with bs, because simply put it's EASY to predict what will come next, either this time round or next year.
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 3:43 AM 5
WSJ is just desperate for a iwatch.
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 8:26 AM 3
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Everyone is desperate for it, because only apple can nail it down correctly. Before the launch of iphone, no one could figure out how to make a good smartphone, same was the case with ipad, it started the era of modern tablets, same as iphone started the era of modern smartphones...... And rest assured iwatch is going to start the era of better smart wears.............
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 12:55 PM 1
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I hope this will have good stand-by potential. I read that LG G-clock will have 36h stand-by time. Last Casio clock I owned there were a string with text: 10 year battery. Ok, it lasted 3-4 year out of the box. I do not need clock with battery for 3 days. Ok, only if wireless charged and coming with charger.
posted on Jun 20, 2014, 1:13 PM 0
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At every Samsung event ifans said that 'samsung copied apple' , but when it comes to smartwaches who has heart rate monitor pedometer camera and ir blaster first? , apple, of course but they don't release yet beacuse they want another manufactores realese them first for starting a new ifight as usual (be careful samsung , motorola .lg or sony if any of you realese a circe watch desing ,you're entry in a epic ifight!!!)
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 1:53 PM 0
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