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Author's profile photo Ian Thain

It’s not here yet… still time to Watch!

Apple Watch that is!!!… Sorry but as a Mobile Pundit in the Developer Relations Team, I have to put fingers to keyboard today.

Would you believe it, I kept myself away form most of the announcement until this morning, after a late work call & the unusually indifferent streaming experience from the Apple Event in Cupertino (well at least when I tried 40 mins into Tim Cook). My wife and children seemed oddly happy that, after a few minutes I retired the Apple TV to sleep mode and announced my download plans for today… can’t guess why 😉

On a hardware front, I was really pleased with what they had to announce, though I’m not a 100% fan of the larger iPhone 6 Plus… too big IMHO, but hey it will have a definite space etc. Nice also to hear that iOS 8 will be with us pretty soon!

My assumptions so far…

Apple Watch will…

  • Connect to iPhone via BlueTooth (also iPad, but with limited functionality?).
  • Companion apps will be extended via WatchKit to Apple Watch.
  • Standard Apple Apps & Phone functionality will be made available to Apple Watch bidirectionally, via the same route.

I was in fact tweeting this before in April & blogging on SCN in February here… So a little smug (for once 😉Of course at this early stage there will be folks that think its a total fad, but I believe that once the iOS Developer Community get hold of it, we will be in awe with what they produce! And wearable tech is the future… this is from a guy that has a Jawbone UP and a Metawatch Strata for a year+, and will probably be retiring these two into the new year, into the one device.


Any advances?


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      Author's profile photo Frank Koehntopp
      Frank Koehntopp

      How about using the watch for Enterprise Single Sign-On when you go near your laptop, as a second factor?

      ...and when the battery has run out you know it's time to go home 😉

      Author's profile photo Ian Thain
      Ian Thain
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      I have to say that I have retired both the Meta Watch & Jawbone UP... cant wait until 2015!