“Apple Drops Biggest iWatch Hint: Extending Apple’s trademark to cover Jewelry and Watches”
Tim Cook said, “…that Apple sees the wearable devices market as an area of “profound” interest, and the iWatch is reported to be Apple’s first product in this new category of devices”.
Apple has also filed many patents for jewelry, watches and all sorts of Apple “wearable” tech stuff. According to rumors and speculations, the iWatch will be a smartwatch with a focus on health and fitness, thanks to an array of on-board sensors.” Apple has been hiring many high tech people that have biometric specialties. That should tell us all something big is on the horizon.
In My Not So Humble Opinion, iWatches need to come in wide range of multiple price points, right from the beginning. That is if Apple wants to truly break into this wearable market and pin it down.
Many punidiots have made the conclusion there will only be one model in two sizes priced at $1000 which may not tank.. Or will it? Releasing other models a few months after the initial release, that are less expensive is an Apple tradition.
However, I think Apple should release a full line. Men’s Women’s and kids. Yes Kids. A watch with GPS tracking so parents know where their children are and can instantly connect to them.
A $99 security watch with a couple health monitors. A $99 watch that can automatically monitor a kids diabetes or kids subject to anaphylactic syndrome, or just where the heck Jack & Jill are?.
An entry level $129 smart Health Monitoring watch that doesn’t necessarily need to sync with anything but can via Bluetooth, Wifi and GPS. Maybe fewer radios, Bluetooth, Wifi, but no CDMA, GSM cellular phone radio.
LETS face it, our privacy is willingly compromised if you carry a smartphone. So why not make wearable devices that maximize the technology? We all are trackable anyway. I can see parents using the devices to help keep their kids safe in a very strange often violent world. Privacy abuse aside the Matrix knows all anyway. Take the RED PILL.
Then if you must put all of the bells and whistles into the darn things Apple, a $349 smaller 38mm model $50 more for the 42mm model. Then if you must an ULTRA model that can tell you before you need a bathroom or about to have a heart attack, is solid 18 carat gold model for $10,000 up to $17,000 for “rose gold”.
Older men like myself often need that alert as our bodies don’t always cooperate. Didn’t your mother always say just before a car trip, “Don’t you have to go the bathroom?”
Quick take an aspirin so you don’t have a heart Attack!