“By the time Apple ships its rumored ‘iWatch’ smartwatch, the company will be entering a crowded market,” Mike Elgan writes for Computerworld.
MacDailyNews Take: By the time Apple ships its rumored “iPod” portable music player, the company will be entering a crowded market,
Elgan writes, “A smartwatch is a wristwatch device that connects to the Internet (directly or via a smartphone) and runs apps.”
MacDailyNews Take: As it is currently defined.
Elgan writes, “Pundits, journalists and bloggers are writing a lot about the new smartwatch category. But almost everything they’re predicting about the future of smartwatches is wrong.”
Here are the 8 biggest myths about the coming smartwatch revolution:
Myth #1: There won’t be a smartwatch revolution.
Myth #2: Smartwatches will fail because nobody wears watches anymore.
Myth #3: Smartwatches are for people too lazy to take the phone out of their pockets.
Myth #4: Smartwatches are bulky.
Myth #5: Smartwatches are dorky.
Myth #6: Apple won’t ship a smartwatch until curved glass technology is ready in two years.
Myth #7: Smartwatches will have to be charged every day.
Myth #8: Smartwatches are only peripheral devices for smartphones.
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MacDailyNews Take: Elgan’s myths are dead on, assuming Apple enters the market. Expect Apple’s “iWatch” to look far better than everyone else’s, work far better than everyone else’s, get far better battery life than everyone else’s (as usual, only Apple will control the whole widget: the hardware design, including custom silicon, and the operating system and software), and sell far better than everyone else’s.