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.
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