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  • iWatch Testing Has Reportedly Commenced


    Sources speaking with Taiwan's Economic Daily News report that testing has begun in earnest on Apple's forthcoming iWatch.

    According to individuals in the know, Apple's intelligent touchscreen smartwatch is getting closer to mass production.
    In fact, as of this writing, the company is chiefly concerned with reading the device's 1.5-inch OLED screen.

    It is believed but not confirmed that longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will be in charge of the product's early production run. Sources in the Asian supply chain have similarly reported that Foxconn is involved but those claims could merely be speculative considering that Foxconn largely remains Apple's go-to manufacturing partner for almost every new mobile product launch or refresh.

    In recent months, we've heard chatter that Apple has assigned dozens of its best and brightest engineers to build the ultimate smartwatch. With the WWDC just weeks away and a busy product refresh/launch cycle ahead, it isn't difficult to fathom that Apple is preparing the iWatch for inclusion in the upcoming batch of announcements.

    According to a recently published consumer survey, as much as 20% of the population is already interested in the concept of Apple's iWatch (or a smartwatch in general). In other words, there's huge money waiting to be made in this market and Apple is probably in a hurry to open the floodgates of new revenue.

    Source: Macotakara
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iWatch Testing Has Reportedly Commenced started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      If it doesn't have serious integration with the iPhone/iPad and Apple TV. Otherwise it's not going to be worth getting.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Apple is a little behind the curve. I'm wearing my Fossil-designed Sony Ericsson MBW-150 Music Edition wristwatch from 2007 right now. I know that Apple is trying to do something different that wouldn't pass for a regular wristwatch but I still expected these things to be everywhere by now, especially considering the utility they provide (alert when leaving your phone, no need to risk dropping phone just to change tracks, discrete call notification and rejection with caller ID, etc).

      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      If it doesn't have serious integration with the iPhone/iPad and Apple TV. Otherwise it's not going to be worth getting.
      "If it doesn't have serious integration with the iPhone/iPad and Apple TV." is a fragment that does not express a complete thought or idea. What is it you are trying to say? Please express it in a sentence this time. Thanks! IF it doesn't, THEN what?
    1. i113's Avatar
      i113 -
      Hooray! A watch with a data plan! Becausr that's what I need in my life, another subscription...
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      Hooray! A watch with a data plan! Becausr that's what I need in my life, another subscription...
      Lol. I can seriously see this coming... About 30-40 bucks extra per month.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      Hooray! A watch with a data plan! Becausr that's what I need in my life, another subscription...
      What?? Where did you get that info from? Are you just trolling?
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      Hooray! A watch with a data plan! Becausr that's what I need in my life, another subscription...
      Bluetooth. Phone. Pocket. Everyone knows this.
    1. mobilexile's Avatar
      mobilexile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      If it doesn't have serious integration with the iPhone/iPad and Apple TV. Otherwise it's not going to be worth getting.
      Why limit thinking there?
    1. i113's Avatar
      i113 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      What?? Where did you get that info from? Are you just trolling?
      No, I'm an apple engineer that broke my NDA for you good people at mmi. :/

      Lol, it was just a funny comment, I know as much as you.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      What?? Where did you get that info from? Are you just trolling?
      Think he was just making a joke...some of you throw the word "trolling" around way too much
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      No, I'm an apple engineer that broke my NDA for you good people at mmi. :/

      Lol, it was just a funny comment, I know as much as you.
      Thanks. Didn't get the joke. But jokes apart, I'm pretty sure if the watch comes out, it won't have a SIM card slot and no data plan. Maybe wifi but that's about it. Bluetooth for sure.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i113 View Post
      Hooray! A watch with a data plan! Becausr that's what I need in my life, another subscription...
      Get the wifi only version
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      I've said it before...I can't see this iWatch thing going very far... Who wears a watch anymore? I may be way off base here...but I just don't see it...