Apple Has A Team Of 100 Product Designers Working On ‘iWatch’


Bloomberg is reporting that according to their sources, Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like, unofficially dubbed iWatch.

The report notes that the device would handle some of the tasks that are currently handled by the iPhone and iPod.

Few days back, The New York Times had also reported that Apple’s working on a curved glass smartwatch, based on technology developed by Corning, the company that currently supplies the Gorilla Glass used in iOS devices.

Bloomberg reports:

The team, which has grown in the past year, includes managers, members of the marketing group and software and hardware engineers who previously worked on the iPhone and iPad, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans are private. The team’s size suggests Apple is beyond the experimentation phase in its development, said the people.

Bloomberg claims that James Foster, senior director of engineering, and Achim Pantfoerder, another manager, are working on the project. The report points out that one of the unique challenges of the project is to make a device that does not need to be charged everyday like the iPhone.

A smart watch obviously has a lot of potential for integration with Apple’s pretty strong iOS and Mac ecosystem. Siri, Passbook, Bluetooth 4.0, iMessage, Notification Center, all are possible avenues for making the Apple ecosystem even stronger. There is definitely demand for Bluetooth enabled smart watches that connect to smartphones like the iPhone based on the success of Pebble – e-paper watch, which raised over $10 million on Kickstarter.

I’ll be definitely standing in line to get one. What about you?

Via: Bloomberg

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  • Alan

    I can’t wait to see what Apple can do in this space. I have been pretty disappointed with the so-called smart watches I have seen so far.

    If it runs iOS then there is a very high chance I will buy one.

  • adam

    it’s funny how the background of this blog are samsung phones

    • Javier Rosario Marrero

      Now that’s ironic!

    • LowDizzle

      thats funny i thought the same thing

    • Karim Saad

      well I guess the webmaster is making a lot of money out of it!

  • macdaddy916

    This is about the Evaders lockscreen and theme on your post the other day.

    HELP! I did all this steps and it works awesome! But if I get a notification and my phone is locked and when I go to the locksxreen it doesn’t show the notification. I know it’s due to the theme. Is there a way around it. It gets annoying cause I have to unlock it to see what I got please help

    • bcsc

      Hit the forum link above and do a search. all you need will likely be found there.

  • David Bell

    Usually as much as I’m fascinated by new technology I don’t buy many hi-tech toys but this one is on my birthday wish list….

  • ian

    And why do they need 100 Product Designers working on this product when they have the best looking one in the picture above already :P lol

  • Abel Goddard

    I stopped wearing a watch years ago – no real need for it. can’t imagine why I would want a ‘smart’ watch if I always have my phone within reach.

  • Karim Saad

    would put it on a wall but not on my wrist!