Apple's iWatch Might Be A Home Automation Device, Not a Smartphone Companion

The idea of Apple's iWatch is very much alive, and we expect the device to be announced sometime later next year. Apple hasn't confirmed the existence of the iWatch, but if rumors are to be believed then the forthcoming smart watch doubles as a media controller.

While most of the currently available smart watches available are low on usage and high on style. However, Apple's iWatch could change the definition of a true smartwatch.

Cantor Fitzgerald's Brian White believes that Apple's upcoming iWatch "will be much more than just a smartwatch ". The device is said to be different from current generation smart watches from the likes of Samsung and Sony.

Apple's iWatch Might Be A Home Automation Device

"Our contact also discussed the ‘iWatch.' Although thoughts around the ‘iWatch' have been widely covered by the media, this potential device has yet to be launched, and the use case discussions have been rather rudimentary," White wrote."

"As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the ‘iWatch' and described this potential new device as much more than an extension of your iPhone but as a multi-purpose gateway in allowing consumers to control their home (i.e., heating/cooling, lights, audio, video, etc.). "

"We found this discussion interesting as it opened our eyes to why the ‘iWatch' has the potential to appeal to a much broader audience of consumers than just another mobile device."

It appears that Apple's iWatch is still far away from its release date. Apple is expected to launch the iWatch around September 2014. The recent rumors around the most anticipated device i.e. the iWatch are quite natural due to Apple brand name attached with it.

Sources also say that right now Apple's iWatch is in concept stage, so the release date is not close by. The Cupertino-based is said to be crafted from flexible OLED displays in different sizes.

Industry's biggest names have already launched their respective wearable devices. Microsoft, Google, Intel and LG are rumored to be working on wearable computing gadgets to make connected device category even more interesting and meaningful.

Source - BGR

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