Apple’s iWatch Team Apparently 100 Strong

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New rumor says 100 people working on Apple iWatch projectRumors surrounding Apple's iWatch smartwatch device keep coming on strong and the latest claims the company has 100 people working on the unconfirmed product. The team apparently includes hardware and software designers from the iPhone and iPad, managers, and staff from the company's marketing group.

This latest rumor comes courtesy of Bloomberg speaking with two unnamed people who claim to be familiar with the company's plans.

The watch will allegedly include some iOS functions and will link to the iPhone wirelessly. Unnamed sources also claim it will include Siri voice control support, notification support, mobile payment features, navigation support, and caller ID.

Bloomberg isn't the only company to get on the iWatch bandwagon. Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have both run reports claiming the device is in development and that prototypes are already in the testing phase.

So far Apple hasn't offered up a confirmation or denial, which is in line with the company's policy of not commenting on rumor and speculation. Without any word coming from Apple, iWatch rumors have taken off like wild fire, much like reports of the still nonexistent Apple Television.

While it's very likely that Apple is experimenting with wearable technology, including smartwatches, there isn't any guarantee the company plans to bring any of those products to market. For now, that leaves the iWatch firmly planted in the rumor camp, and that won't likely change soon.

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Comments

Lee Dronick

“The watch will allegedly include some iOS functions and will link to the iPhone wirelessly.”

So it isn’t a stand-alone phone? Something that is an adjunct to it so that you can leave the iPhone in your pocket, but see who is calling and such?

Jeff Gamet

That’s what the rumors claim. It sounds very similar to the Pebble smartwatch.

Lee Dronick

“That’s what the rumors claim. It sounds very similar to the Pebble smartwatch.”

Someone needs explain that to the talking heads on the news. smile

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Lee, I’ve had that for almost a year and a half with the WIMM One. Still wear the watch a couple days a week. Enjoy wearing my TAG a little more now that the novelty has worn off.

Among the out-of-the-box features of the WIMM One… display text messages and incoming phone calls so you don’t have to pull your phone out of your pocket. Weather. Nifty watchfaces to match your mood.

Ultimately, the limitation is the battery. Beautiful screens and radios suck a lot of battery. Short of implanting the spacial equivalent of a D-cell in your lower forearm, it’s gonna be tough to find the juice.

Lee Dronick

“Ultimately, the limitation is the battery. Beautiful screens and radios suck a lot of battery. Short of implanting the spacial equivalent of a D-cell in your lower forearm, it’s gonna be tough to find the juice.”

Tap into the body’s electro-chemical system smile

Yes the small sized battery ceiling is holding a lot of green things back, autos, bright lighting, and such.

Shawn King

Another BS rumor. Apple doesn’t have 100 people working on ANY one thing. The company simply isn’t set up that way.

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