100 people working on Apple's iWatch
Sources claim that Apple has a team of 100 staff developing the iWatch
News that Apple was working on an ‘iWatch’ broke recently, and since then the rumors have begun breaking at top speed. It emerged Wednesday that Apple’s iWatch development team has already grown to around 100 employees, and that team includes notable personnel who developed the iPhone and iPad.
The information, which was given to Bloomberg by inside sources, suggests that the smartwatch team is currently made up of hardware and software engineers, including James Foster, the company’s senior director of engineering. Marketing executives are also on board as well as management staff and, notably, a project manager who is credited with 13 Apple patents, which would suggest that the project is well under way, and perhaps even further along than first thought.
Reports earlier in the week broke news that the company was developing the so-called iWatch, claiming that the device, a wearable piece of iOS-driven hardware, would be fashioned out of curved glass, perhaps even Corning’s flexible Willow Glass. Based on the speculation, the device could be just what users of larger screened hardware are waiting for: a rumored larger screened iPhone 6 with a way to control and interact with their device without taking it out of their bag or purse.
Whichever way Apple decide to cut it, an iOS 7-powered wearable device would sell like hot cakes, and with the company’s previous innovation and presentation skills to call upon, an iWatch could prove to be as big a success as the iPhone, which revolutionized the smartphone market when it was released back in 2007.
Wearable tech is definitely a trend that isn’t going away though, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see other notable OEMs follow suit, if they aren’t already working on such a project. After all, who wouldn’t like to see a few iWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch battles?