Joy of Tech weighs in on iWatch rumors

By , Feb 12, 2013

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Talk of Apple working on a smartwatch has really heated up over the past week. Following a speculative piece from a former Apple engineer, both the NYT and the WSJ have reported that the company is indeed building such a product.

So what will this so-called iWatch do? Things like Siri, NFC and support for third-party apps have all been thrown about. But according to the folks over at Joy of Tech, the watch’s built-in Dyson hand drier will be its killer feature…

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I have to say, of all the features listed above, my favorite has to be the Groundhog Day Mode. Full time travel capabilities would obviously be better, but I’d settle for going back 24 hours. The Samsung Scrambler would also be fun.

Joking aside, I think the smartwatch space is on the verge of a major boom—just look at the attention the Pebble is getting. And Apple has the third party developer support, design sense, and technology to come in and take it over.

According to the latest reports, the iWatch will run iOS and utilize curved glass. Thus far, no one has made a guess on when Apple will unveil the device, but the WSJ says that it’s already testing different designs with Foxconn.

What sort of things are you hoping the iWatch will do?

[AllThingsD]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

    But I just received my pebble :(

    • Endo

      bury it in the sand :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/george.newell.520 George Newell

        Lol.

  • pmcaa tm

    When I hit to software update in the setting it keeps on loading it never give me final reading after JB.

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      If you mean OTA then it’s because the latest JB blocked it since it screws up the JB capabilities. Update through iTunes and it should work fine

      • pmcaa tm

        Thanks for suggestions lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        No problem

    • http://twitter.com/Cesuva Matthew

      That’s a bad idea… Always update through iTunes :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    Am I not wrong in thinking the reason Apple can no longer shock the world with its new products is because all these rumours and leaks build everyone’s hopes up and then let them down or if it is true, everyone’s seen so much of it that it no longer has the wow factor about it anymore?

  • Ian

    I’m hoping for Siri, multitouch (even thought it wouldn’t fit really…) the ability to keep passcode off if your iPhone is near (You’ll understand if you saw that in another post), Nike, and alarm.