Another day, another iWatch rumor. This new one comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent enough track record that people pay attention to what he has to say. So what is he saying? Apple is having a hell of a time working on a new version of iOS for the iPad and the iPhone, so they simply don’t have the resources to work on a watch product. That and Apple thinks the whole wearable computing industry isn’t mature enough, which is the understatement of a century.
Last month, Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch has left the company to take up a job at Apple as VP of Technologies.
Last month, leaked screenshots revealed that Samsung was also working on a smartwatch. Bloomberg now reports that Samsung has confirmed that it is indeed working on a smartwatch.
Nick Hayek, CEO of the world’s largest watch company Swatch, doesn’t think the iWatch would be the “next revolution” in the watch industry. Speaking at a press conference in Grenchen, Switzerland, Hayek dismissed Apple’s rumored smartwatch, saying that it won’t take off due to the small display.
Hot on the heels of Bloomberg’s report that claims that Apple may launch the iWatch as soon as this year, The Verge has also chimed in with more details.
The Verge claims that according to their source, Apple’s smartwatch will run a full version of iOS and the watch project is being led by Jony Ive, Apple’s Design Chief and who also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company.