A Team of 100 Designers is Working on the iWatch Project
The third confirmation of the iWatch rumor has been revealed. After the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal’s sources whispered of Apple working on a wristwatch computing device, Bloomberg queried its own internal sources and published some juicy information about the iWatch project that Apple reportedly has in its labs.
According to their sources, there is a team of about 100 product designers already working on a wristwatch-like device, which is set to perform some of the tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad, “people familiar with the company plans” told Bloomberg.
The team counts software and hardware engineers who previously worked on the iPhone and iPad, like James Foster, senior director of engineering, Achim Pantfoerder, another manager, and members of the marketing group.
What’s more interesting is the fact that the technology which is necessary to manufacture the iWatch has matured exponentially: the Gorilla Glass manufacturer announced that it has developed a glass bendable like the paper, and another key Apple supplier has started developing a 1.5-inch touchscreen.
But these are only possible external partners. The magic is created in Apple’s labs and, as Bloomberg points out, the project has been ongoing for quite some time now.
Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized yesterday during the Goldman Sach Internet and Technology conference interview that innovation is “in Apple’s DNA,” and the company is working on new products already.
Now the question is whether one of these new products will be the iWatch or whether the “new” will come in the form of another product.
Some analysts fear that the iWatch will kill the iPhone in the future, but I have to disagree with them, simply because of the “halo-effect.”
The potential of the iWatch is enormous and Apple has already prepared the ingredients for a killer device: patents for bendable glass, Jony Ive as designer, and of course Siri to cut down the annoying buttons and menu trees.
Are you eagerly awaiting the iWatch launch? We sure are!
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Written by: Istvan Fekete; Edited by: Mike Crook