The Quest For Smart Watch
The informational modules of iOS 7 — the clocks, stocks and compass, etc. have been created in anticipation of how they will play out on a watch face (among other places, of course) The kinds of apps that will work on the wrist are minimal and simple, but they will need to be very easily configurable from the iPhone or the watch itself.
Scheduled for launch in early 2014, the iWatch could be one of the most stylish and minimalist design breakthroughs of this decade, owing to Apple’s design prowess and the able guidance of their knight in shining armour — ace designer Jony Ive.
The informational modules of iOS 7 — the clocks, stocks and compass, etc.— have been created in anticipation of how they will play out on a watch face (among other places, of course.). The kinds of apps that will work on the wrist are minimal and simple for better integration between the devices.
The latest patent that Apple has been awarded and anticipating the need to safeguard the device against scratches, we conclude that the next iPhone and watch could be made of ultra-durable metal which is most likely to be twice as durable as titanium.
There have been rumours about Siri being present on the iWatch, though the utility of Siri remains highly disappointing with the iPhone, so its functionality with the iWatch remains vaguely delusional.
It has come to everyone’s notice how fascinated and awestruck the top management at Apple, including CEO Tim Cooks, is with the Fuel band which only further indicates how the iWatch could be giving these lifestyle products a bang for the buck.
Who else is in the race?
As per recent rumours, Samsung is planning to launch their marvel of wearable tech in September, alongside their Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This purported Samsung smartwatch could have a high MP camera to enable video chats and could be equipped with the S Voice feature.
The leader in wearable technology as of now, Sony plans to unveil its second iteration of a smartwatch this September. The gadget is supposedly water-resistant, NFC-enabled and its 1.6-inch screen can be connected to a smartphone to receive notifications and control music playback.