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February 21, 2013

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Wireless in mind that's the only future.I think if the touchscreen is made too small it won't work properly. They must find a way to use a foldable display or a way to use projection.

We need in future screenprojectors to send us information through wearable's like Computer Styled Glasses.

I have a so called smartwatch now that just stupid in every way from battery life to everything being to small to work with and is actually noisy .

I stand by this being a replacement for credit cards. It will also operate as a health monitor and as a display for messages. Apple will allow users to pair their credit cards with IWallet. Iwallet will use NFC to allow people to use their phones to pay for products. The wrist band/ watch will allow people to swipe their arm without having to take their phone out of their pocket. . NFC in phones works, but in its current form is nothing more than a gimmick since you still need to remove an object from your pocket. With the wrist band, it will save you the trouble of having to take your wallet/ phone out of your pocket.

Interestingly, if this is true, I suspect Apple will be the only one able to use this technique. I think they hold a patent for this approach to NFC technology, and it is by no means essential to interact with NFC devices.

Imagine you're in a meeting and are expecting an important message. It's rude to have your phone out, and you don't want to appear to be day dreaming or not paying attention. A watch is a device you have attached at all times, that you can casually look at from time to time without garnishing looks.

It is also possible this is intended for 7-12 year olds. Imagine you want to keep a tab on your kid, and want to be able to send them a message when you need to. There is no reason for a 10 year old to have an IPhone. However, you want to have a way to get in contact with your them when they are at school, or at a friends house, or playing outside with friends. Is it possible this is intended to be an apple product that like the IPod is suitable for little kids?

Could it be both?

it doubt that it will be called "iWatch", perhaps "iBand" or "iRing"... this concept is really cool though and makes total sense if wirelessly paired with iOS devices.

I swore that I would never wear a watch again after having a cell phone. This idea - makes me a lot more willing to consider that decision.

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