In an interview with The New York Times, an employee got carried away and revealed the smartwatch is in the works
Apple has told us time and again that this year is going to be full of surprises pouring right out of Apple’s doors and if it is indeed true that all these devices which Apple said are in the pipelines are going to pop out then Apple sure has a busy year ahead. Out of all these devices, one of the most exciting ones is the iWatch because it is quite intriguing to see that Apple is finally taking the wearable plunge after Samsung and Google. As it is approaching near, we seem to be getting more and more leaks on the device.
Apple so far has remained mum on most of the occasions and we are suspecting that it is just being careful not to spill out the beans too early. But the confirmation about this iWatch existing or not came from one of the employees who was perhaps too excited to contain this information. He assured that the iWatch is indeed a real product and that Jonny Ive and his band of designers have been pretty much left to their own devices with CEO Tim Cook taking a somewhat hands-off approach. The New York Times recently did a profile on Tim Cook and most of the interviewees were Apple employees. Though the subject of this entire profile was to look into how the company had changed since Tim Cook took over Steve Jobs but it ultimately led to the company’s unannounced products and someone might have got carried away at this point, revealing more than they should have.
As the subject was in light of how Tim Cook is handling stuff at Apple, most of the employees were willing to talk about how he was dealing with the upcoming iWatch. Though the staff is certainly not allowed to talk about any of these things, Apple refused to comment when asked about the iWatch following the interview.
“They point to the development of the so-called iWatch — the “smartwatch” that Apple observers are eagerly awaiting as the next world-beating gadget. Mr. Cook is less involved in the minutiae of product engineering for the watch, and has instead delegated those duties to members of his executive cabinet, including Mr. Ive”
No matter how secretive they remain about the upcoming products, we have got to know one thing for sure that Apple is indeed working very hard to keep things going with the smartwatch. This is one area where Apple has to be very careful because it will be competing with some major rivals including its biggest one Samsung. An October unveiling would be a safe bet because we have been hearing about the iWatch being released alongside the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch version). But this is not confirmed and considering how Tim Cook doesn’t like to rush through things, we might expect this to get delayed till everything has been ‘cooked’ till perfection.