Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


+ - Swatch CEO doesn't believe the iWatch will usher in a revolution->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The latest info from the rumor mill suggests that Apple’s iWatch is very real and is on target to launch sometime in 2013. Recently, Citibank analyst Oliver Chen explained how the global watch market may ultimately prove to be much more lucrative for Apple than the HDTV market because of the healthy margins associated with watches. HDTVs, in contrast, are notorious for their razor thin margins.

Apple reportedly has about 100 employees toiling away on the iWatch product, all under the watchful eye of watch enthusiast and Apple design guru Jony Ive.

So while the rumor mill is a’buzzin with news about Apple potentially getting into the watch business, not everyone is optimistic.

During a press conference held in Grenchen, Switzerland this week, Swatch CEO Nick Hayek expressed skepticism that Apple’s iWatch will fuel a smartwatch revolution.

“Personally, I don’t believe it’s the next revolution,” Hayek said. ”Replacing an iPhone with an interactive terminal on your wrist is difficult. You can’t have an immense display.”"

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Swatch CEO doesn't believe the iWatch will usher in a revolution

Comments Filter:

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig