Monday, February 11, 2013

Apple iWatch - 2013

Back in 2010 I wrote a blog post predicting Apple may be developing an iWatch. I was wrong. It ended up being the touch-screen Nano. But the rumors have persisted since. And now in 2013 it appears there may be some fact amongst rumor, with Business Insider claiming Apple is developing a curved glass iWatch.

The timing feels a little better for such a release than back in 2010.

In 2013 we're starting to see more hints of the growing trend from 'carrying' to 'wearing' tech.

The Pebble, while rough around the edges, shows promise and that there's a market, albeit for early adopters, for a smartphone wristwatch. Jawbone Up (which I now own), Fitbit and Nike Fuelband are leading the way for first-generation wearable health tech. Google Glass is opening itself up to third party development.

So for kicks, here's the original comp I did back in 2010. I expect Apple will take advantage of the curved glass opportunities and be able to produce a thiner form factor overall. Siri can also now provide a key input.