“Apple has been secretive in the past about new products. Rumors about what’s ahead usually originate in Asia from checks with Apple suppliers, but recent rumors about iWatch were a departure from the past,” Nigam Arora writes for Forbes. “They did not appear as usual in Asia but almost simultaneously in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The information on iWatch in the two venerable publications came just before Apple CEO Tim Cook was to speak at Goldman Sachs Technology conference.”

“One theory is that Apple is acting out of desperation. Tim Cook has been talking about innovation but not many seem to believe him. At Goldman’s conference, Tim Cook said that innovation culture at Apple has never been stronger,” Arora writes. “Perhaps Apple leaked details of iWatch to put some meat on the statement by Cook.”

Arora writes, “The other theory is that Apple found out about a watch-like product that Samsung is working on… If Apple felt that it was behind Samsung in introducing a watch like device, the leaks from Apple were simply designed to preempt any momentum that Samsung may gain.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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