Happy Birthday: Apple Is Making a Watch
Apple reportedly has 100 designers trying to figure out the most profitable and elegant way to colonize your wrist.
The watch project is said to be a personal fetish of Apple’s famed chief designer Jony Ive and will reportedly run a version of the same mobile operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad.
The idea of an Apple watch has captured consumer imagination since the company released a Nano music player small enough to be worn on the wrist. Since then, the Nano has been redesigned and Apple watchers have been more focused on the company’s often-rumored television. But, as Bloomberg points out, the watch business is more profitable than the TV business, and mobile computing is something Apple already does well.
Impatient shoppers with $150 to spend on nerdy wristwear can already buy the Pebble watch, which uses an e-Paper screen and got its start on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter.
— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.