It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013
And if it did, it just might be Rather Dull
What's better than smartphone that is not strapped to your wrist? A smartphone that IS strapped to your wrist.
In what is a strange rumour even by the standards of supply chain rumours - Chinese manufacturing news site iPhone.TGBUS says that Apple is planning to release a watch in 2013, and the story has been widely circulated.
Citing supply chain manufacturers, the site says that the iPad-makers have commissioned parts for a 1.5-inch OLED screen watch with bluetooth, an Intel chip, a SIM card, apps and Siri control. The putative iWatch would be able to interact with a coupled iPhone and will be out in the next six months, claims the site.
Going by that feature list - if Apple did go ahead with this product, it would be doing little more than adding a SIM card and a strap to its watch-sized iPod Nano. We hope they'll be aiming higher than that in 2013.
It's already possible to buy armbands and watchbands for iPhone and iPods.
Wearable computing will could conceivably be a big trend next year but here on the Reg vapourware desk we're hoping for graphene T-shirts and augmented-reality hats rather than wrist-phones. ®
Ferrari and Porsche
Make watches as do other prestige names, but that doesn't make them any less tacky.
An iWatch will be perfect for the Chav in your life, to go with his Burberry hat and Aston Martin key ring.
Just wait for all the fanboys to conveniently forget about all the previous watchphones (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=watchphone&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ANLiUOruKZGN0wXa64DgBQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=644), or even about previous watches, and get ready for them to start insisting the Ghost of Steve invented the whole wristwatch concept. I bet Seiko are priming their lawyers for an incoming slew of Apple missives - some of the Seiko watches have round corners!
Re: Intel chip?
Wouldn't it be self winding - it could generate power from a simple pendulum like rythmic movement of the fanboi's wrist
Re: Intel chip?
When I was a kiddy of mid - teen years....
I used to go "Oh it's a Harley Davidson!" - which is worse than admitting that you masturbate over the virgin Mary...
But anyway, many years later, I happened into a rather big "Harley Davidson store" and this is when my admiration for the big motor sickles, turned to contempt.
Harley Zippo Lighters.
Harley Shot Glasses.
Harley Fridge Magnets.
Harley Cuff Links.
Harley Runners, with the Harley Davidson logo embedded as tread, on the soles, akin to Harvey Firestone, making the first non smooth tyres for the Automobile.
And I thought, aside from the "Great Australian Gouge" on imported shit boxes, really the Harley is just a piece of mechanised shit that is designed to get one from A to B and hopefully back again.
Nothing more... and all the righteous bro biker bullshit is just marketing an image, like boys and toys and girls and dollies....
It's just a fucking vehicle. It's 2 cylinders sliced off the end of a V8 engine, stuck in a motorcycle frame and it gets sold at 3 x the price of an average car.... like less the other 20 odd cylinders, pistons, 3 gear boxes, 12 doors, 12 seats, 15 wheels, etc., It's like, Corporation USA and it's profitably "selling an image" = "Oh duh."
It was at that point that I lost ALL respect for the Harley Davidson as a corporation, and their products.
Now the people who run Apple are going the same way, apparently.
Apple leather hand bags.
Apple LED keyring torches.
Apple Wine Glasses.
Apple Fridge Magnets.
Apple Cuff Links.
And of course, what jerks life would be complete without a set of Apple running shoes, with the Apple logo embedded in the shoes tread pattern.
Back to the shit box corner store generic parts computer, selling at 1/5th the price of an Apple PC.
No no no no no. You have it all wrong.
They will use this for new features, for which they will claim to have invented, forgetting that it is only a new feature cos it is 'on a watch'. Hmmmmm let me think.
Telling the time
adverts of exciting new apple products at that apple store you are just passing.
different vibration modes for different alerts (including alarm clock controlled from the iphone)
I am also guessing they will have an icon of a watch showing watch-phone connectivity, which they will then accuse everyone else of copying.
Now where is the square icon with rounded edges?