Wozniak talks about iWatch, hints at its functionality

Wozniak talks about iWatch, hints at its functionality
It's not hard to see why we love Steve Wozniak. Co-creator of one of the largest companies in the world, and there is not one thing phony about him. Even at 62 there is an air of coolness around him that you could never find in men half his age. Speaking at a forum in Mexico City, The Woz told those attending that Apple remains "a great company," and is merely in a waiting period between innovative products. He chided those who want Apple to produce a game changing device every quarter by saying that you cannot have a revolution in consumer electronics every year. "I think Apple is in one of these waiting periods waiting for the next big direction," he said.

With Apple in the midst of trying to trademark  the iWatch name globally (something that will run into problems for the company in China, U.K. and the U.S.), Wozniak not only hinted about the upcoming iWatch, he also gave away some of its functionality. Wozniak told the audience in Mexico City that devices are getting smaller. He then said that he wished he had the old version of the Apple iPhone on his wrist and could ask it questions like Siri and play music. Sounds like a blatant hint to us as to what to expect the iWatch to be able to do.


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source: EconomicTimes

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53 Comments

52. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Let's see. Apple products. PC- Did not invent. It's good in cycles. iPod- New product (I believe). Game Changer, but took time. iPhone- Did not invent. Game Changer. iPad- New product (Technically. Some will debate other similar, but not identical, products were 1st). Game changer. iWatch- Did not invent. Jury will wait & see. I'll be honest. For some reason I see the iWatch being like the Mac or iPod. It will be just okay at 1st. Then it'll get a defining app (iTunes for iPod) / custom OS (MacOS for Mac. Duh.) I think this is a product that will honestly take time to mature. Unlike iPhone/iPad we need to sit on it for the 3rd gen (like I said before a la iPod) before judging.

50. chode

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

apple can suck my balls

38. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Incorporate both. If Google Glass is being used as a standalone device, then a watch would be a great way to control it without taking it off or when voice commands would be impolite.

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it's going too be made from glass like their phone it will break just as badly.

27. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

does the iwatch have camera built in? no? then google glass wins.

9. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

needs a complete change in design

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

people may say having a watch is old technology but im not sure that is the case. whether glass or the iwatch. its apparent that the real revolution is going to be wearable technology. who says u cant have both glass and an iwatcb

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Most sensible unbiased post so far. +1

5. FlushGordon unregistered

I guess Woz is getting paid by Apple everytime he opens his mouth

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's the most ridiculous thing I've read on here.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree Mxy, but flush always makes ridiculous comments.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree Mxy, but flush always makes ridiculous comments.

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Double post was brought to you by Pepsi

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol +1.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao I don't know how I managed to do that. +1

40. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

your phone/tab/computer had a small conection error for a second causing it to resubmit the data you send by pressing the "post " button creating a double post

29. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

As a stockholder, anything he can do to increase his stock's value would be trying to put money in his pocket, but only if he cashed it. Stock is useless unless sold, but to sell it means you're giving up on any future growth of that same stock.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

i watch crap....get it :P

4. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

or you...............:d

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I think Glass will be the true game changer, not a watch. Glass would require the least effort to use and its display will appear relatively bigger to the user. With a watch your display size is limited. You also have to make a watch that will fit on all wrist sizes, or at least most. The only design challenge left for Glass thus far is making it suitable for glasses wearers.

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I agree. Glass will defiantly be a game changer because not many have attempted such a concept before. The 'Wrist Watch' however, is old technology. Its been around for centuries. Apple is merely putting a modern twist on old technology.

36. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Since nobody seemed to mention this... "He chided those who want Apple to produce a game changing device every quarter..." YES. YES. YES. OH MY GOD YES!! I can't stand critics (not necessarily Apple or anyone in particular) who act like this. And to be honest, it constitutes a huge amount of haters for any innovative company. You won't see a gamebreaker all the time. Great innovations take resources and time...

43. zennacko unregistered

Moore's Law does not apply to gadgets, but they don't seem to remember that.

6. wendygarett unregistered

Lol glass is game changer? Tell me, why all the oem choose to make watch instead? I don't want to use the word 'copy', instead it's 'following', Google failed to lead oem make glass, but Apple manage to lead them, drive them to make the watch, just like iPad, Eventhough Apple is not the 1st to make tablets, but managed to lead android, teach android to make better tablets... Same goes to the watch, not the 1st, but the 1st who managed to lead, true leader Apple as always...

7. mi55u unregistered

Then why the heck your avatar has google glass?

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*sighs* Someone else take this. I'm not going to bother.

14. wendygarett unregistered

Why sigh? How can you be a game changer when nobody want to copy you? If it wasn't android oem, iPad would be a major failure as well... Am I wrong?

20. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

iWatch for me is just a ipod nano with 3g and siri. So in the end it isn't a big deal. Definitely it will sell millions, because Apple is very good at making people believe that they will need it. But Glass is a real revolution on wearable devices. Although the market isn't ready for it yet. In the end, Apple need to show the world some new stuff, people are waiting, so I just wish them the best.

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Because for starters watch is not a final consumer product, but an exclusive beta some people paid for Second... No one is trying to copy Google glass? You serious? They have posted at least 3 companies making glass like products despite t still being beta.

28. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

To be more accurate, there are many companies developing glass-like products, including google, simultaneously. The concept of wearable computers has been around for decades. We've just finally gotten to a point where microcomputing allows for such stuff.

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