New iWatch concept takes a more traditional approach

By , Feb 20, 2013

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As reports claiming that Apple is working on a wristwatch-like device continue to swirl, and subsequent speculation grows, concept artists have taken to their digital palettes to create their own versions of the so-called ‘iWatch.’

We’ve already seen a handful of these Apple-watch mockups—most of which feature curved glass displays and futuristic designs. But today, we’ve come across a concept that takes a far more traditional wristwatch approach…

The renders come from Nickolay Lamm over at MyVoucherCodes. He says the watch itself is designed after Ikepod‘s Geneve Horizon watches, a known favorite of Jony Ive, who also happens to be friends with the creator.

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The UI you see on the watch’s face is inspired by a 2010 patent for a strange spiral iTunes interface. Apple has obviously not utilized the patent yet, but Lamm feels that it could really benefit the iWatch—like the Click Wheel did for the iPod.

We’ve heard several reports over the past few weeks regarding Apple’s secret wristwatch project. Bloomberg says it has a team of over 100 designers working on it, and The Wall Street Journal claims it’s already testing designs with Foxconn.

In fact, by all accounts, it sounds like the company is moving forward with iWatch plans. And wouldn’t you know it, Samsung is also said to be working on a smartwatch of its own. It’ll sure be interesting to see this space in another 6 months.

What do you think of this iWatch concept?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

    Is there such thing as a circular display? If so, it could work if the icons were circular like the Nano’s.

    • http://twitter.com/wonggt Oliver Wong

      makes sense

  • http://twitter.com/lifeoflittleme Mitch

    But… How does it tell time?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      iWatch OS update 2.0 will probably come with that feature.

  • Bob

    No

  • Eduardo

    Hard to give an opinion when you said absolutely nothing about how it’s supposed to work

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      In this case, I believe it’s not about “how it works”, but “how it looks”

      So how do you like the looks of this iWatch concept?

      • http://twitter.com/msxy22 Msxy

        hell nooo !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264578441 Mark Joseph Garcia Meneses

    you’ll gonna charge your iwatch everyday… LOL not so regular watch…