The web is flooded with numerous reports on release date, pricing and features of the forthcoming smartwatch called iWatch from Apple. With Google Glass soon to be out in the market, many are speculating that even Apple will launch the iWatch soon this year. However, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities stated that Apple may not be having adequate resources to create an iOS for iWatch.
He added that even the components that are required for building wearable devices is not yet ready yet which points to the fact that the development of wearable devices can only happen in the second half of 2014. It is presumed that the iWatch will feature a display of 1.5 to 2inch. It will also come with biometric security which has become possible mainly because of Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec for $536 million.
It was in the month of February that news of a wearable gadget from Apple started making rounds after a report was published in The New York Times. According to the report, Apple was in the news for ‘expermenting’ watch like device. Later on even Bloomberg reported that Apple has got more over 100 people working on the so-called iWatch. Apple has even filed patents for the device and even other major brands like Google, Microsoft and Samsung have been rumored for developing rival products.
Some of the predictable features of iWatch include haptic feedback. Whenever you get a text message or an update on Facebook or Twitter, you will see a flashing alert on the watch screen. The onboard Siri will talk to you and remind of various things. The consistent alerts can disturb you. Hence, haptic feedback will take care of it by vibrating and buzzing on your wrist.
The Apple iWatch may be able to communicate with other iDevices like MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad and iPhone. You get iTunes on almost every Apple product. The wearable gadget from Apple may also come with iTunes. One of the most appealing features of the iOS is the notification center. Even though the wristwatch from Apple will house a small screen, Apple will manage to develop the notification center in such a way that you will be able to seamlessly handle all your notifications.
Ming-Chi Kuo has been mostly correct on the predictions he has made on Apple’s plans. Whether it is MacBook Pro or iPad, he has been accurate on the details. We hope to hear more on wearable device from Apple; however, we have to wait for an update from an official source to confirm on it.