Given everything presented above, it’s pretty clear to me that a
“smartwatch” isn’t in Apple’s immediate future. But they’re
clearly interested in wearable technology. So what are the
alternatives for a product that could be released this year?
The first step is to start looking at things from Apple’s
point-of-view. I ask myself, “What problems can a wearable
As I think about answers to that question, it leads me to the
conclusion that Jony Ive and crew aren’t looking solely at the
wrist. Wearable technology could take cues from other kinds of
jewelry: rings and necklaces, for example.