Wristwatch may debut in 2014.
By Deepak Chitnis
WASHINGTON, DC: Apple, already a dominant force in the world of mp3 players (iPod), cell phones (iPhone), and computers of all other kinds (iPad, iMac, MacBook), is looking to make a splash with its first ever wristwatch.
It’s no secret that Apple has been trying to launch a wearable wrist device for the past several years – tentatively titled “iWatch,” industry insiders and tech geeks around the world have posted concept art that has ranged from sleek and elegant to downright bizarre – but recently the Cupertino, California-based tech giants seems to have really hit the gas with regards to its newest product. The company is said to be hiring “aggressively” young designers and software engineers to bring the product up to Apple’s high standards of performance and elegance.
The “iWatch,” which was at one point scheduled for potential release later this year but now may end up debuting in 2014, has been shrouded in secrecy. Not much is known about the product’s supposed capabilities and functions, or even its price, although with Apple it’s safe to assume that just because it has the word “watch” in its title doesn’t mean that telling time will be all that the device is capable of doing.
With Apple’s stock prices remaining relatively low and the company looking for a way to re-energize itself since founder/creative guru Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, the “iWatch” may turn out to be the most important creation Apple has ever launched. If it’s a success, it will prove that Apple can remain creatively and technologically relevant without its iconic founder. But if it flops, Apple could be in for tough times ahead.