Apple Ramping Up Engineering Team for iWatch Design

Apple Ramping Up Engineering Team for iWatch Design

As we reported last week, Apple recently brought Paul Deneve, former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, on board to help with "special projects". We're lead to believe that one part of those special projects could very-well be Apple's forthcoming and much-anticipated iWatch.

According to the Financial Times today, Apple's hiring hasn't stopped there. In fact, it's ramped-up thanks to the iWatch, seemingly as the result of complications that have arisen with its design. What these complications are isn't mentioned, but it's an interesting development, especially with Apple's expertise in building interesting (and small) product designs.

Apple iWatch

Given these developments, it seems very likely that we won't be seeing the iWatch for at least another year. A survey a couple of months ago suggested that 19% of consumers have interest in purchasing an iWatch, or at least something like it, and there's no doubt that Apple understands the potential here. While some might consider it unfortunate that the wait for the iWatch has effectively been extended, what results should be very interesting.

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A real interesting gadget to acquire.

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I don't know about anyone else but I would totally destroy this thing in a few months. It says upto 19% of consumers want something like it...but if you already have a phone that can do more with a bigger screen are you going to shell out another couple hundred for one of these. I just don't get it. In theory I would enjoy having one of these...but in reality its a waste of my money and it better be made solid to last the damage the average person puts on their watch.

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What will be interesting to see is who does it best first. Apple has a history of popularizing things that already exist(albeit not quite on the same level.) Majority of smartwatches today just are up to par yet. Also there were rumors floating around of everybody and there mother making smartwatches(google,samsung,microsoft) but most of those dont seem to hold any water that we know of. Either i dont personally care for apple but i look forward to what they produce so that the competition(particularly google in my case) will but all the effort the can to compete with it and maybe do better.

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