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

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.

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Also the apple always leading is another incorrect fact, and let's go straight to it Smaller tables where android tablets Camera on tablets Mobile payment solutions Entry level devices Watch (see Sony smart watch for example) Those are a few things apple has followed products that where already successful

39. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

No need to defend yourself on this one wendy... You have it right on!!! Even at the NBA Draft, GOOGLE Glass was BANNED!

48. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Apple also has several patents relating to a Google Glass like product. Sony is also working on a similar project.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wendy how long before you're back in camp droid? You and Troll seem to flip flop on alternate schedules. Rite now he's back to hating iOS, and you're back to loving it. Hmmmmm

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And next week, it will be the opposite. Very predictable right jedii?

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very Smurf, and what gets me is people keep falling for it...the same ones lol

42. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

Just because Apple is making a watch doesn't mean it's destined to succeed. Right now I think Apple has a bit of an identity crisis. It's solidified its position as much as it could but it seems afraid to go after something new. Similar to how a writer is less motivated to write a second book after his previous one was a huge hit. Apple has had three hits. People in charge must feel a little self-conscious and this shows.

46. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I personally do not want to wear a pair of glasses just to give me a hud and some information. Now I see the idea of google glasses pretty cool in the motorcycle and racing scene. Wear a helmet and that puts the hud on your visor so you know everything from speed to shift points. That is useful but as for just some pair of glasses... No. I do not even wear sun glasses because they are uncomfortable.

53. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Glass is a gamechanger alright. iWatch (or whatever it's gonna be called) will be a hit simply because it's made by Apple. And, the smartwatch lead thing has been taken by Sony, in case you don't know. The Sony Smartwatch has been out in the market for years and it's getting a successor this year.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really? You think a pair of glasses with a pretty limited use would be a true game changer? I'd feel more confident about my privacy with a watch over a pair of glasses that can spy on you and your location.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You think a watch can't do the same thing if it's built with the same equipment as Glass? Tell me, in what way is Glass's functionality limited that a watch wouldn't be?

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A smart watch is far more useful than a pair of glasses that easily becomes a distraction. A watch is just more useful than a gimmick.

26. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Google Glass doesn't spy on you or your location, it leaves that up to your phone.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't buy that.

35. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

What do you mean you don't buy that? The Glass doesn't even have a GPS, it has Wifi and Bluetooth. If there's going to be any snooping it has to be done by your phone, the Glass just doesn't have the hardware for it.

44. zennacko unregistered

Maybe he's talking about some "mumbo-jumbo live streaming BS from your glass directly to NSA, CIA, and heck, even Obama himself will see what you see, just like he reportedly did when they found Bin Laden!" But then, if you get paranoid over this, you can always remember that even your dumbphone can be triangulated, so once you own a piece of electronic with connection to a network, you can be tracked down.

45. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I highly doubt that's even a possibility, unless they've found a way to livestream video without it murdering the battery.

25. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the problem with Glass i think will be people telling you to remove them in private/public areas that don't allow video recording. its funny how you guys don't see how creepy it is that you have the ability to record people without them knowing it. I think it is a game changing product just dont see how it would be pulled off in the real world as of yet.

37. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It's a stigma I hope people get over. There are plenty of videos on the internet taken secretly with just a good ol' cell phone. At least with Google Glass you know it's a device that can be recording. Whereas the guy that looks like he's just checking his phone is probably recording the drunk girl who just slipped outside the club and is showing her under roos (or lack thereof) to the world. And then of course there's the fact if someone really wants to record secretly there are for more clandestine surveilance devices out there nearly impossible to notice.

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