Apple iWatch not expected before 2014, wearable tech to replace the iPhone?

Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray is pretty well known in the tech world. Mostly because he likes to speculate about Apple products which may (or may not) ever become reality. He recently commented on a rumored partnership between Intel and Apple on a certain mythical iWatch, stating it was unlikely before 2014.

What’s perhaps more interesting in his comments is that he does believe wearable technology will replace smartphones eventually.

“We believe technology could progress to a point where consumers have a tablet plus wearable computers, like watches or glasses, that enable simple things like voice calls, texting, quick searches, navigation, etc. through voice control,” Munster wrote. “Longer term, screens in glasses or projectors could replace the necessity of a screen from a smartphone or tablet.”

It’s certainly the stuff of any geek’s dreams to not need to hold a physical device in order to get things done. Intelligent watches being used as communications devices has been one of the most recurrent futuristic products to make its way in to a variety of science fiction/techie films since forever. I sincerely hope Apple does look in to this at some point in my life time.

What fictional technology would you like to see Apple invest in? Teleporters? Replicators? Light Sabers? Sound off below.

Via: AppleInsider

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  • TechnoBoy

    Oh come on… I just got a new watch on Boxing Day, now these blumming rumors start.
    I think the question here to ask is, ‘Would people buy an iWatch or an Apple TV Set?’
    That’ll ultimately determine which gets released sooner, providing the technology to make mass supplies of both of these products already exists and if Apple can get agreements from all the TV content providers cause that’ll sell the device, instead of different features.