Apple is an innovative company and over the last few years the fruit company has revolutionized the technology industry in a lot of ways with products like the iPhone and iPad. The iPhone was released in 2007, with the iPad being released in 2010. For the last couple of years, Apple has yet to release another product that screams innovation, like the iPhone and iPad did. As such, it has a lot of people wondering what Apple’s next move will be.
This is next to impossible to guess and because of Apple’s new CEO, it will be extremely interesting to see where he leads the company. In the past we have reported that Apple’s next big innovation could be in the Television industry. Tim Cook said himself in an interview that the Television is an area of extreme interest.
According to CNET however, the Television might not be the only market Apple is pursuing. Apparently Apple has partnered with Intel to develop an iOS watch that will be Bluetooth-enabled and sport a 1.5-inch OLED screen. This “iWatch” as I am going to call it, is supposedly going to debut sometime in the first half of next year.
This rumor goes well with several analyst reports that Apple may eventually get into wearable computing. Wearable computing is an area that has been untapped, but with obvious demand. Just take some of the smart watch Kickstarter projects that have raised millions of dollars.
Apple ventured into the wearable computing market with the release of the square shaped iPod Nano in 2011. Companies were quick to develop watch strap accessories and Apple even release a firmware update to provide various clock face designs. Surprisingly however, Apple moved away from the square shaped design this year, and this left many people scratching their heads. This move could have indeed been because the fruit company plans to release a standalone iOS smart watch though.