Rumours. Speculations. When it comes to the alleged smart watch from Apple, that is all we have to go on. We have been hearing that Apple is about to enter the wearable tech market since 2012 with an iWatch however to date we have seen nothing more than more speculations and could-it-be-this-or-that guesses ranging from semi-educated to the downright bizarre(and stupid).
One designer caught my eye who might be spot on. Todd Hamilton is a user interface designer from San Francisco who had some “spare time over the holidays” and he mocked up what he thinks the iWatch could look like:
There are several reason why this design makes sense to me: Simplicity. This is what Apple is known for. Elegant, Out-of-Box useable devices. This design is slick, looks amazingly stylish and takes its cue from the leading wearable technology – the fitness bands.
There is a touch-screen that allows for swiping up and down to interact with various apps and yet has tiny buttons on the side for volume and a home button. Little touches that will resonate with consumers.
Whilst this is just a concept and by no means associated with Apple, it does make for an exciting wearable band that people will actually want. However, the race is on. With CES 2014 showing how many companies are into their wearable watches and bands, the time is ticking for Apple to get in the game. Once someone commits to a device, they are committing their wrist and will be hard for a competitor to get them to change – especially when that device is locked into that company’s ecosystem with apps and phones.
For someone to dump their expensive wearable tech in favour of another, there needs to be a really good compelling reason to do so. If Todd’s design is more inline with what Apple is launching, then perhaps apple will pull another rabbit out of its tech hat and once again sweep this category clean.
check out more on Todd’s page