Guest Post Skip Fleshman is a partner at Asset Management Ventures
Tim Cook was very careful to tell analysts that he has never promised that Apple would enter new markets with entirely new products today on Apple’s Q4 earnings call — but he did add that Apple could do exactly that, if the company wanted.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a couple of weeks ago as a fat, ugly, and expensive smartphone accessory that our own Devindra Hardawar called “relentlessly inessential.”
That’s not where Apple is going with iWatch.
Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early stages of the industry, according to a new report that says that sales will balloon to 64 million devices within four years.
Tomorrow is Apple’s biggest opportunity since June to address the world. But it’s much bigger than that, really … it’s Apple’s biggest opportunity since October of last year to impress the pundits, analysts, press — and most importantly buyers — with its vision for the future.
That vision — and the man who crafts it — has been very much in question lately.
This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Nissan will be unveiling the first smartwatch ever created by a car manufacturer. Nissan’ Nissan Nismo smartwatch will monitor and display key data about you, your car, driving conditions, and your social circle.
Even in its unfinished state, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear tells us a lot about where the emerging smartwatch industry is going
The long-rumored September 10 Apple Event is on — Apple just sent out press invitations. And it sounds like Apple has good news, right from CEO Tim Cook’s mouth.
Editor’s Pick A source exclusively showed VentureBeat one of the Samsung smartwatch prototypes sent to developers, in advance of the Sept. 5 launch.
Samsung will unveil its Android-running smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, beating Apple to a market that the Cupertino company has been rumored to be pursuing for at least 10 months.
Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.
Looks like Apple grabbed Jay Blahnik, a well-known fitness expert who has worked with big-name companies like Nike on its wearables products.
Note to Apple: Don’t change up your executive team and expect the Internet not to notice.
Editor’s Pick In the still-nascent digital health space, Apple could serve as a regulator of sorts — a platform, perhaps or a hub — just as it has done with smartphone apps, music, podcasts, and even online courses.
The Pebble smartwatch is in high-demand as Kickstarter backers wait to get their units, but it seems the public may be able to buy the device at Best Buy as soon as this weekend.
It’s the strongest confirmation yet that iWatch is real, and perhaps that it is imminent.
The “iWatch” moniker, made up by the tech world for Apple’s rumored smartwatch, is getting a dose of legitimacy.
In all the talk about Apple’s rumored new iWatch, there hasn’t been a lot said about Sony’s already-in-the-market SmartWatch, which runs Android, connects to your smartphone, integrates with Facebook, plays music, display tweets, tells you the weather, and more.
According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 million Americans. But more than twice as many — 28 percent — are interested in wrist-based wearable devices. That’s almost 50 million people.
According to a report in Russian newspaper Isvestia, Apple is attempting to trademark “iWatch” in Russia.
The wearable computing space is intensely interesting to Apple, Cook said, calling it “ripe for exploration.” In fact, Apple sees it as the next evolution in the post-PC world — as game-changing as the smartphone or the tablet.
What time is it — about five months before fall, 2013? Then it must be time for testing iWatch.
A 1,713-strong survey of North American consumers says that 19 percent of us want a shiny new iDevice that doesn’t even exist yet. Or, at least, isn’t public and isn’t purchasable.
We’re only four months into 2013, and yet it already seems clear that this is going to be the year of rampant smartwatch speculation.
“Let’s just call it as it is,” he said today on CNBC, “there has not been a single piece of good news about Apple for 300 points, and today is just another day when the news is just horrendous.”
It’s likely a design direction for a curved future iPhone, but it’s also possibly a stealth patent filing for an iWatch that makes a little more sense than previously revealed.
With Apple and Samsung reportedly working on next-generation smartwatches, it was only a matter of time until we heard that Google was joining the party as well.
A Samsung vice president has made it clear that the company is developing an upcoming watch product, which will likely compete with Apple’s heavily rumored “iWatch” smart watch.
In 2013, we’ll download ten apps for every single woman, man, and child on planet Earth.
Should Apple tackle the watch industry or television next? If you look at the profit potential, it looks like the iWatch wins out.
Shipments of 9.7″ table panels collapsed from 7.4 million in December 2012 to just 1.3 million in January 2013.
Long before the iPhone changed how we think of cellphones, Nokia was dabbling in even more radical cellphone concepts.
Ready for some hard-core speculation built solidly on rumor founded squarely on innuendo?
How do you successfully leak a story? The recent spat of Apple iWatch news could be a solid lesson.
Rumors of Apple developing a smartwatch, cheekily dubbed the “iWatch” by gadget geeks, aren’t dying off anytime soon.
The speculation is that Apple is designing a new iWatch that connects to iPhones, relays messages, and displays status alerts. But would the company that reinvented the computer, the phone, and the way we consume media be aiming so low?