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Apple iWatch Rumors Go Red Hot

The Apple iWatch rumors intensified quite a bit, but is any of this true? For instance the iWatch Price is supposed to be "thousands of dollars."

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The Apple iWatch was already supposed to come in 2013. Now in Spring 2014 the obvious thing to do for the Apple rumor mill is to predict the launch of the Apple iWatch in fall of this year. Is this more believable than last year? Sure. Apple had another idea to come up with something that has to be much better than current smart watches to not fail. 

So lets assume the iWatch comes in Fall. Now other rumors and analyst reports popped up that try to predict what the iWatch is.

AppleInsider has a report about the iWatch predictions of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He says that the iWatch will be using a 1.3-1.5 flexible AMOLED screen covered by sapphire. It would have a curved shape to fit the wearer's wrist. He also believes the design will look different from today's smart watches and that Apple will offer the iWatch in various materials. The top of line models would cost several thousand Dollars. He compares is to the cost of a luxury brand mechanical watch.

Here is where Kuo is losing me. There is a very big different between a luxury mechanical watch and and a electronic gadget. A mechanical watch is timeless. It might even gain value over time. An iWatch is going to be outdated after a year. It does not make sense to drop several thousand Dollars on something that is outdate and drop in value so fast. There is also no scale here. A mass market iWatch needs to be cheaper than the iPhone 5S to reach a sizable market.

There is another rumor from Asia that says Apple plans to ship 65 million iWatches in the first year (Economy Daily ). You can't do that with a product that is selling for thousands of dollars.

I for my part believe nothing yet, I heard about the iWatch. Also not the report from The Street that says an iWatch failure could get Tim Cook fired. Did the iPhone 5C failure get him fired? No.

Find more Apple News and Rumors in our Apple News Hub and on our new real-time Apple news site Apple Balla . 2014 is maybe bringing us the rumored iWatch, but what else will be new? Of course there will be the new iPhone 6 and new iPads. A new Apple TV is also due.

 

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Apple Working With Swatch For iWatch With Multiple Designs, Price Points?

Source: MacRumors

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Apple may be working with manufacturing partners like Swatch to create multiple versions of the iWatch that are available in a range of styles and price points, according to a questionable report from VentureBeat, citing a source with knowledge of Apple's plans.While most Apple-watchers and media have been laser-focused on one or two "iWatches" from Apple itself, the Cupertino, Calif.-based electronics and ...
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Apple reportedly working with Swatch, other watchmakers to roll out multiple 'iWatch' devices

Source: AppleInsider

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As rumors of Apple's anticipated entry into the smartwatch sector mount, a report on Wednesday claims Cupertino has been collaborating with Swatch and other major traditional watchmakers to release a range of branded products tha ...
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Apple, Inc.’s Uneventful Earnings: Are The iPhone 6 or iWatch here yet?

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A watch from Apple is the talk of the town

Source: USATODAY

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Whatever it's called -- iTime, iWatch, something else -- consumers want Apple's rumored smart watch.         ...
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Apple reportedly has a 12-inch MacBook, 4K iMac in the pipe

Source: Tech.co.uk

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Apple may have a very busy end of the year schedule with larger iPhones, thinner iPads, OSX Yosemite, and now resurging rumors of 12-inch MacBook.Sources have told 9to5 Mac Apple is working on a smaller 12-inch MacBook Pro featuring a much thinner and slightly lighter aluminum body and a retina display as well. Supposedly Apple believes its new Retina MacBook will be another significant leap in the laptop industry. In the past Apple has come up with novel designs ...
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CHART OF THE DAY: Apple’s R&D Spending Spree Hints That New Products Are Coming Soon

Source: Business Insider

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REPORT: Apple Will Have A New MacBook With Super-Sharp Screen This Fall (AAPL)

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October is shaping up to be a big month for Apple. The company is reportedly preparing to release a new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display alongside its recently announced Mac software, OS X Yosemite, in October, reports 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman. Apple also supposedly has a new super sharp 4K desktop release in its pipeline for October as well. Gurman's sources didn't specify whether or not this would be an iMac computer or a new monitor. It's also unclear if ...
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RBC ups Apple price target to $110 in anticipation of 'busy fall' for iPhone & 'iWatch'

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Following Apple's record earnings report this week, investment firm RBC Capital Markets raised its price target to $110, recommending that investors buy ahead of what is expected to be a "busy fall" for the iPhone maker. ...
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LG G Watch with Android Wear: Google, LG ahead of Apple, Samsung

Source: Toronto Sun

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OS X Yosemite to Launch in Late October, 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K Desktop in the Works

Source: Mac Rumors

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Following an earlier report on the launch of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, 9to5Mac has released a second report with details on OS X Yosemite and Apple's fall Mac plans. As has been previously mentioned, OS X Yosemite will launch in October, following iOS 8's September release alongside the iPhone 6. The final Yosemite Developer Preview is expected to be seeded to developers on September 29, with a final golden master build coming around October 10, ...
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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