Ed Baig: Consumers look to Apple iWatch as a game changer

“Apple could be coming out with its rumored iWatch later this year, according to recent reports, and it could put to rest any doubts about the staying power of wearable devices,” Althea Chang reports for CNBC.

“Although Apple declined to comment on speculation of a forthcoming iWatch, the China Times reported that the tech giant will unveil the device in the second half of this year,” Chang reports. “‘I’d be surprised if they don’t. I mean, we’ve been hearing rumors about an iWatch for, what, a couple of years already? … I do think there’s a lot of credibility there,’ said Ed Baig, personal technology columnist at USA Today.”

“So far, no wearable device on the market has been a home run, said Baig, who called the first Samsung Galaxy watch a ‘dud’ that turned off users with a difficult user interface and disappointing battery life,” Chang reports. “But consumers are looking to Apple for a game changer, according to Baig.”

Read more in the full article here.

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


  1. Apple should just pay a royalty to Charlie Daniels Band song ‘Devil Went Down To Georgia’ and make a ringtone and tagline from a couple of its verses.

    Apple to others wearables manufacturers…

    “sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it’s done.”

    OR to wearables manufacturers who already put stuff out just to have something before Apple…

    “come on back if you ever wanna try again,
    ‘Cause I’ve told you once–you son of a bitch–I’m the best there’s ever been.”

  2. If I have another mobile item, it had better be REALLY small.

    The danged thing must clip on a sleeve, collar or shirt pocket. No wrist watch style band for me (others may but not me around machinery.)

    It must be able to give me warnings and simple messages I can easily use and ONLY those ones I want on the device. Effectively, it should be a personalizable notification device.

      1. When you work around rotating machinery, you don’t have anything on hands wrists or lower arms (certainly not a tie.)

        Once a fast moving item catches on cloth, watch band or ring, you are in the machine in a split second.

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