Apple has secretly revealed that they will be announcing a new iWatch smartwatch at WWDC 2013. Cleverly hidden within their recently released WWDC banner are components that look interestingly similar to several competitor smartwatch watchfaces. Couple that with Tim Cook’s tease of “exciting new product categories” and suggestion that the new products will be announced in fall, and the writing is clearly on the wall … and it spells iWatch.
Ok … maybe we are reaching just a bit on the iWatch encoded WWDC banner. Still … that font and the use of Roman numerals sure makes it look like a watch face to us. During Apple’s second quarter investor call, Chief Tim Cook stated, “We’ve got a lot more surprises in the works … Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can’t wait to introduce in the fall and into 2014.” With regard to hardware, Mr. Cook was most likely referring to the much talked about iWatch and rumored iTV, two highly anticipated devices that have been extensive telegraphed through component vendor leaks and are expect to debut in 2013.
An overwhelming amount of iWatch concept art has appeared in the last few months in anticipation of such a release. In addition, several Apple Patents covering presumed iWatch technology in the form of squeeze metal user interfaces and slap bracelet wrap around devices has been revealed. Add that to Tim Cook’s statements regarding new products and the secret cipher contained with the WWDC image (keep looking, you’ll see it) and it just may be time for Apple to release their wrist-borne iTether … aka the iWatch.
One more thing … in the mean time, here are some of our favorite iWatch concepts so far to wet your appetite:
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Jon is the Editor-In-Chief at Wear Guide and writes about wearable technology On Your Arm. Jon has a M.S. in Computer Science, won several intercollegiate events as a member of the UCLA Cycling Team, and is currently active on the USA Triathlon circuit which provides him the opportunity to field-test wearables under grueling conditions. Jon also writes for our sister publication Electric.guide.
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