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Report: Apple to invent smartwatches on September 9

Or something like that. A usually impeccable source, John Paczkowski at re/code, says that Apple's reported September 9 event for the new iPhone will also see the launch of Apple's first wearable, the iWatch.

If you're curious be sure to keep an eye on our sister site, iMore, for full and proper coverage. Before then though we'll be seeing a bunch of potentially awesome Android Wear smartwatches next week at IFA and beyond. And for that, you're already in the best place.

Source: re/code via iMore

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  • I bet the ifans will tell you such a thing lol G3
  • If it's anything like what's out there now, it will fail. But, because it's apple I will give them the benefit having changed and released market defining products for the past 20+. Which is more than any consumer electronic facing company on this planet.
  • Serious question. What beyond notifications and health monitoring do you think Apple will do?
  • Charge you twice as much money as anyone else. Posted via Android Central App
  • Only, just about every other Apple product costs the same as some of it´s competitors. Flagship phones, ultrabooks, and even tablets. Apple being that more expensive is just urban myth right now. The GS5 costs as much as the iPhone 5s, the MacBook Air basically what other similar Windows machines costs. And no, Nexus is not a good comparison, because it is subsidized. Smartwatches are expensive now, 250 - 300, I doubt Apple would go higher than that.
  • No one will even dispute you because they know you saying facts all these people say is apple will say they invented it when in fact apple nevers says that the insecurities in some of the commenters are pathetic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple does kinda say that via lawsuits. Remember slide-to-unlock? They also say it with their advertising.
  • They have never said that they invented anything.
  • One of their Board members said he invented the internet. Does that count?
  • That's a lie and you know it. The basis for every lawsuit was that a company infringed on a patent for something that Apple claimed to have invented.
  • Who are you replying to?
  • I think I'm replying to you, lol.
  • Apple patented their design. There's a difference between that and claiming to have invented something. They normally improve an existing idea with their design, which they patent.
  • I sort of agree with you, pappy53. My only beef is that Apple claims to have invented the things that it has redesigned. They improve upon a concept, patent said improved concept, then go after everyone that has a product similar to what they originally improved upon, despite the often obvious examples of prior art.
  • Nexus is the perfect comparison.
  • iphones cost like 1/5 of the price they sell it to build it... i think that's what he wanted to say. same goes for the rest. you're really just paying the bitten apple logo on it.
  • Just like Samsung's, they as well are there to make profits, they are not NGOs.
  • Apple is always higher on price in switzerland iphone 5S 16G = 699 CHF, Samsung S5 16G = 599 CHF
    iphone 5S 32G = 799 CHF, LG G3 32G = 599 CHF
    iphone 5S 64G = 939 CHF, Oneplus One 64G 499 CHF price are from the Digitec site a big online shop, and this is the same for the laptops and tablets.
  • @melinium
    That's a problem with Switzerland and exchange rate or something.
    both iPhone 5s and samesung S5 are priced EXACTLY the same in the US.
    LG G3 is priced lower because LG doesn't have a choice. They have to compete on price because samesung sells 150 devices for every 1 LG.
    and oneplus One is a no name, nobody, of course it will be basement pricing ... not even a fair comparison. They would sell them $5 over cost just to sell a phone and make no money doing it.
  • @dc9super80
    You can't speak the truth here. Fandroids can't understand true statements. They blindly hate apple for no reason other than to be on the band-wagon. They can't possibly like Apple AND android at the same time, what would their friends say?
  • Actually There a very good reason why.
    I tried to give apple a chance in 08 but they skimped on consumers here in oz by releasing it without 3g which was simply unacceptable, & even when I got my hands on an American version with 3g was still totally unimpressed, & the ecosystem has nothing I would have actually paid for, then the sequel was released with 3g & half the suckers who had an original wished they'd not been so sheepish
    Galaxy S5 owners must know how this feels... Posted via Android Central App
  • That comment made me laugh. Thanks
  • Sue someone for rounded corners? Innovate NFC? Try to resurrect Jobs because they are clueless?
  • Apple is actually more likely to launch their own competitor to NFC.... We all know they hate any industry standard unless its something they invented it. Posted via Android Central App on my daily driver, the Droid MAX
  • Something that Apple invented? Like what? Did I miss something? Have Apple invented something ?
  • They will not use NFC because long time ago they decided to go with their iBeacon which is Bluetooth Low Energy which is a standard.
  • I know you're joking, but I would LOVE for Apple to put NFC in the iPhone. That would be the push that would get tap to pay installed in a lot more POS locations. Posted from my Nexus 5, behind seven proxies
  • As would I for that exact reason. I had hopes of that crap 2 years ago, same with the Nexus 4 defining 32GB as the standard for internal storage but like Apple they came up short. Where does Apple fall on tap to pay? Are they part of any of the big alliances?
  • yeah, I had hoped they would introduce NFC too, even if they'd jumped onto the ISIS bandwagon,
  • Google and Apple both fail once and awhile on leading the pack in things. Google has an easy out because when they fall the OEMs pick them up, Apple just fails.
  • ISIS is an oppressive terrorist standard. NFC is represents freedom. Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • LOL
  • time will tell.
  • Release it in white. Every smartwatch I've seen is black.
  • At most they've released three such items. That's not really that impressive Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • 3 items that changed the industry. No other company has even came close to "just 3".
  • This Posted via Android Central App
  • "This"
    It's the thing to say when you have nothing to say
  • That.LOL
  • "this" is the long version of "+1"
  • No other company has had three products that changed an industry? How about Sony's walkman, PlayStation and 3.5 inch floppy disk? Posted via Android Central App
  • I stand corrected. They are probably the only 3, besides Apple, that have had a major impact.
  • Nope, I could name a dozen or more companies that have produced at least three revolutionary innovations. Posted via Android Central App
  • Samsung made the first phone to include an MP3 player and the first phone to include LTE. LG created the first capacitive touchscreen phone. HTC was the first android phone, they also created Microsoft's first smartphone. Motorola created one of the first successful car radio, first two-way radio, First two way pager,First cellular phone ever, The cellphone that made thin phones a wanted item, and pretty much launched android as a platform.
  • Lmfao!!!
  • When all you can reply is "LMFAO!!!" to factual information, then you know your fanboyism has been exposed and you've effectively lost whatever worthless argument you were trying to make from the start.
  • The Siemens SL45 had an mp3 player first I believe. And a card slot.
  • That was the first phone with a card slot. The Sammy SPH-M100 came out a year before it.
  • If you wanna believe that go ahead. I mean hell, Nintendo has more than 3 Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • Ford, Rolls Royce, JVC, Panasonic... Let's not even start on the field of pharmacology. Posted via Android Central App
  • Viagara, Cialis, Levitra, Enzyte, and Extenze?
  • Don't forget Google (Search, YouTube, Maps, and loads more).
  • I'm sure Google has 3, but Google bought YouTube. They didn't create it.
  • They also didn't invent the search engine. They just made a better one.
  • I was going to say the same thing. While Google is a great company with amazing products they really haven't been at the forefront for anything. Glass and Driverless Cars still need to be proven commodities.
  • And Apple didn't invent the touch screen phone or mp3 player either. Or the first touch screen tablet. Probably other things I am not thinking of. Posted via Android Central App on my daily driver, the Droid MAX
  • While that is true they changed the market with their inventions and set the standard. I am not an Apple fanboy and honestly not a huge fan of their products but you can't dispute the impact Apple has had on the tech world.
  • Here I fixed this current debate so everyone can be happy: While that is true Google changed the market with their inventions and set the standard. I am not an Google fanboy and honestly not a huge fan of their products but you can't dispute the impact Google has had on the tech world. To say that google hasn't done the exact same thing is crazy. They have invented many things that changed the industry: Google Business Apps / Online Google Docs / Search / Analytics / Google Maps - These are all industry standards that they created or for the sake of the conversation improved on just like Apple did with some of their products. I purposefully left out Android. But They have been doing the exact same thing Apple has been doing as far as innovation goes.
  • But Google Search, Maps, and Translate (among others) also changed their respective markets.
  • Name those inventions.
  • Can't dispute? What about all the products mentioned above? Hell, if it wasn't for Nintendo the videogame industry could not even exist anymore today, that is a BIG impact on the tech world, you know?
    Just because other companies make discrete impacts instead of go suing the others for "copying" their impact products, it doesn't mean they had no impact at all.
  • Hypothesis contrary to fact. Everywhere! Posted via Android Central App
  • sort of.. not many true inventions, but yes, Apple have been the masters of integration, convergence and UI simplicity.
    I am not an Apple fan but they have been very successful in making things which any idiot can buy and use.
  • @speculatrix
    So have Google with Search, it's far easier to use than Altavista was, same applies to a lot of their other products.
  • There's a big difference between "changing the industry" and popularizing tech with shiny wrapping. The latter is more Apple's specialty. My old Palm Centro had more capability than the iPhone did and it was a year old at launch.
    Apple is first and foremost a marketing company and they do it brilliantly. Posted via Android Central App
  • Apple absolutely changed the industry with the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Only the blind couldn't see that.
  • Yes, that's because they took something that other created and put an Apple logo on the back and the industry went crazy about because of the Apple logo....
    And that is why the same sad thing it will happen again after they "invent" the smartwatch.
  • Sorry, but they didn't. The iPod was just another mp3 player, there were plenty of others out there. They just had the coolest marketing campaign. The iPhone was closest to being a change, but realistically, it was just the next logical step in mobile development. The iPad wasn't even slightly revolutionary. There is nothing revolutionary about taking an existing product and simply making it larger. It was all marketing. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ha ha! Yeah you just keep telling yourself that.
  • The great thing about facts is that you don't have to believe them for them to be true. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 haters gonna hate :)
  • Omg +everything in my life!
    I can die happy someday Posted via Android Central App
  • My Dad invented whipping the hell out of your Dad's ass.
  • Every damn one of you missed it, unless I did but I read the thread twice. Xerox. Done. Nothing more to be said.
  • Copy cat
  • Richard Y (Did I miss it?)
  • Lol nope. It was a good call!
  • WHEW! Thats a relief. I thought for a second there that my day drinking was affecting my Android Central postings. Can't have that.
  • Hey we all do it every now and then. It's what really brings these arguments to the next level. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes, yes it does!
  • I think there are two that really changed how we all live and work - the Mac and the iPhone. I watched the early Mac demo by Steve Jobs and it basically showed what we all still do with PC's like icons, clicking, copy/paste, editing/drawing graphics, etc. and then the iPhone with it's touch-only interface. They didn't invent those elements but they made them usable and got the world to use them. We can't see how they can do that with a smartwatch -- I know I can't, most people don't have that kind of vision. I didn't see how the iPhone would do that at the time, I was already doing what you could do with an iPhone and more with the latest Palm Treo. That said, I don't think they will change the world with their take on wearables, but I do think they will have another great-selling extension to the iPhone/IOS world (like the iPad).
  • I have no idea what you are trying to say. They change market defining products and released them at the same time? 20+ year? I would narrow that scope a little. What exactly is a consumer electronic "facing" company? If you mean consumer electronics in general I'm sure Sony and Samsung would have a good argument. Apple hasn't produced TVs and home entertainment systems, those systems have arguably innovated far more over the last 20+ years then mobile devices.
  • Hmm. I'd say Apple released market defining product 20 years ago, but certainly not for the last 20. There has been nothing novel or market defining about any recent iPhones, and since the original iPad there's been nothing really new in their tablets, either. Based on rumors, it doesn't appear the iPhone 6 will really break any new ground either. The screen may be bigger than other iPhones, but every vendor offers that now. The software is little changed from previous versions. And the form factor promises to be terrible if the most recent leaks are correct. The bezels are so big it'll be a Moto-X sized screen in an LG G3 sized phone.
  • iPod, iPhone, iPad. Market defining. Not first to market. Market defining.
  • " but certainly not for the last 20." You are kidding, right? Or confused?
  • Yeah, not like Apple hasn't changed the face of computers (See: the 1980s), the face of the smartphone, the face of the MP3 or portable music player, or introduced tablets into the mainstream. The didn't invent any of these things, but they definitely changed the way everyone on this planet will forever use them. Knock Apple all you want, but they're the reason we're all where we are in the tech world.
  • I am confused by his comment, too. I am getting the distinct impression he thinks the iPod, iPad, and iPhone have been out for over 20 years. The only thing I can think of to rationalize that guy's comment is maybe he was born in the late 90's and so he has grown up with the technology always being there and does not realize how big of a game changer they were. Posted via Android Central App
  • I guess we forgot what apple did in the computer world in the 80's.
  • I didn't. I was postulating as to how a commenter above thinks the iPhone, iPad, and iPod were created by Apple over 20 years ago. My comment has nothing to do with the Apple II. Posted via Android Central App
  • Apple is and always will be useless plain and simple. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • Lol!
  • Wait......hold up I agreeing with... With Richard?! Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • thank you
  • Brilliant... You are so right. Oh wait, without Apple's release of the iPhone, that Galaxy Note you are typing on would not exist and it is likely you would be rocking a Blackberry using some ancient version of Java. Apple literally changed the standards of what is expected in the smartphone and tablet market. Apple is hardly useless. Posted via Android Central App
  • can say that apple changed the standards of mobile computing all you like, but if for a second you think that the android platform would be drastically different today were it not for apple then you're smoking crack!! And besides, I could care less how much apple has influencedthe industry, it wont change the fact that they're platform is inferior, period! IOS can't match the functionality and raw power that the constantly evolving open android platform provides ! And Oh ya, apples hardware is inferior too... Posted via Android Central App
  • Wow, your opinion is so extreme. Do you actually believe the malarkey you sling? I am an Android user. I have the best Android phone on the market-- the HTC One M8. I think Android is an amazing platform. However, it does not change the fact that Apple's iOS on the original iPhone is what changed the market and caused people to seriously question RIM. I remember the early and later days of Android. I could not enjoy it thoroughly until project butter in 2012 with the release of Jelly Bean 4.1. It only took Google 5 years to make Android almost as smooth as iOS. There is no question that iOS is almost always a more polished experience. I appreciate your opinion and you are entitled to it, but your Fox News extremist mentality with no real factual basis is laughable. Let me guess, you think Touchwiz is a smooth experience, too? Posted via Android Central App
  • Well, that would depend on your definition of polished You see, I I consider the platform with higher functionality as being more useful and thus "Polished" There's a laundry list of features that android and its OEM's provide over that of apple and ios, things such as ( in no particular order):
    1. ability to choose default apps
    2.access to a central filing system
    3. superior content sharing options
    4. custom ROM's and launchers provide superior customization and optimization
    5. Widgets provide real time information at a glance
    6. NFC capability
    7. true multitasking vs. suspend-resume
    8. ability to play many types of media w/o conversion
    9. 3rd party keyboards
    10. expandable storage
    11. google now is more powerful than siri
    12. etc....etc...etc...much more I know changes are coming with ios 8, but android has had many of these for years I wont get too much into the hardware side of things like
    superior processors, far more RAM, superior display resolution and size, better battery life, superior cameras,
    etc,,,etc...the list goes on and on. I know things weren't always this way, but they sure as hell are now and if you own an M8, then you would know that its a snappier device than anything running ios, and nexus devices have been for years now imo. Also, even touchwiz isn't what it once was. combine monster hardware with its current state and its very smooth and lightning fast. Many of these things are just facts bro.....many are are tangible reasons that android is the better platform. Too often apple fanboys have a hard time giving any tangible reasons that IOS and apple hardware is better,and its easy to see why. things like no malware or fragmentation... but that's about it
  • The m8 isnt the best android phone on the market sent fom my g3, the really best android phone on the market ;P
  • But the xperia z2 is the fastest phone in the world! Sent from my Nexus 5 -what do i know???
  • Actually as soon as apple released the iPhone android went back to the drawing board and completely changed what they were going to release. So apple did actually change Android whether we like to admit it or not. Personally I despise apple, but I can't overlook the effect they've had on all of us
  • @9ersfan
    obviously you have no idea what you are talking about.
    when apple released the iPhone, android shit their pants and had to basically start over.
    that is common knowledge. google it.
    inferior... what a lame ass fandroid comment. stupidity.
    iOS8 has every single feature android has other than main screen widgets.
    and the hardware comment might be the dumbest comment ever. google A7 benchmarks and look at Andandtechs benchmarks where it shows a dual core with 1Gb ram beat the living shit out of the quad core 3GB Note 3 in 17 of 20 tests.
  • While I agree with your sentiment about how apple got the ball rolling for a lot of manufacturers, is it to far of a stretch to think that we may have gotten here by now, or maybe in a higher fashion because the iphone may have "stagnated innovations" by becoming so popular, so quickly? Mass consumers chose iphone because it was popular, easy to use, and even a status for many younger (and older) consumers. Thus, no need to improve what was working.
  • Shit just got real!!! Did not real expect it this soon, damn, need to put in some overtime to help beef up my wallet for next month.
  • This soon? It's only been rumored for a couple of years.
  • Not just a couple of years I recall reading a article in 2003 of a wearable ipod Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • They made that. Remember the little square shuffle. Made to be put in a wrist strap or other wearable item. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes. This will be big! Posted via my OnePlus One!
  • Oh cool? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just to see what they come up with, I actually AM waiting for this. Like it or not, at least on their first iteration, Apple does know how to nail 'sexy' (even if everything else is just sexy + minor plastic surgery). Plus, when they release theirs, most other devices will drop their prices. muahaha
  • I'm actually excited to see what Apple will do. Honestly, Android Wear looks half-baked and almost completely pointless, especially for the prices. I'm hoping Apple will actually show something really wonderful that Android can swipe or improve.
  • +1 Posted via nexus 5
  • You must be kidding, if its Apple then its expensive plus I bet it will only work with an iphone..... Android wear is very good and if everything I have seen so far from Apple continues then it will look like one of their small ipods UI wise.
  • Yep, android wear have been so wonderful and setting the world on fire so far.
  • Just as a comparison, as you (little apple troll) holds Apple hits as the standard of success. There were around 4,5 million smartwatches sold during the first half of 2014. Most of them Samsung. Samsung also sold nearly a million in the last couple of months last year. The iPhone sold little over 5 million during the first 15 months. The yearly growth rate in Smartwatch sales is nearly in the 1000's of percents. This with no Apple device even announced. I'd say consumers can do very well without an Apple alternative.
  • I would like to see your proof for that number of sales. This is what I found:
  • Yea that sounded wayyyy off Posted via Android Central App
  • Look at the posting date in that link he is referring to. A few weeks after the first Galaxy Gear was released. It right there in the URL for crying out loud....
  • Do you really believe there's been 5 million smart watches sold?
  • I'm just qutiing what those analytics are constantly reporting. If Samsung sold nearly a million in a few weeks, do you really think it's unlikely that the total sales aren't already far above 5 millions today? Pebble has said they've sold nearly a million by now and Samsung holds more than 80% of the business at the moment. Add the Android wear watches which weren't out until the second half of the year began and I would guess that Samsung alone won't be horribly far off two digit millions in a year especially as the awareness by the average consumer spreads pretty fast at the moment. They will most likely release a brand new design too after the Note 4 release, which will just increase sales even more. So yes, consumers don't need Apple to tell them what they need. They can clearly figure that out themselves.
  • Doesn't Android Wear only work with Android? How is that any different than Apple's wearables only working with iOS?
  • Pebble FTW ;-)
  • For now. im absolutely sure that wear wont be limited to android forever.
  • +1 agreed Posted via Android Central App on my daily driver, the Droid MAX
  • For now. But with so many of it's hooks into Google Now, it would not surprise me if the '2.0' version had at least limited support for iOS. Posted via Android Central App on my daily driver, the Droid MAX
  • Yes, cause crapple is known for releasing fully baked stuff for the cheap.
  • I agree. I have not seen anything on Android wearables that makes me want to buy them. Apple has a tendency to create products initially that you never knew you needed. And then Android can go through Apple's stuff and make it better, like my HTC One M8. Posted via Android Central App
  • I can't wait for Apple to start suing everyone under the sun for copying them.
  • This is getting so old. Can't you come up with something new?
  • We could ask Apple the same ;)
  • niiiiiiiiiiiiice
  • BOOM! Posted via Android Central App
  • Bingo
  • BURN! Posted via Android Central App
  • That was AMAZING! +1
  • Excuse me while I go to the burn center! :)
  • Lol
  • lol
  • Haven't seen burns like that since the HP charger debacle! Nice recovery!
  • BURN!
  • Sue him for copying.
  • +1 (AC comments section should have a "Like" button)
  • I don't care or have any interest in smart watches. But whatever Apple comes up with will probably be a whole lot better to smart watch enthusiasts than what is out there now and those people will say that Apple invented a good smart watch. I'm also liking Richard Devine's essential heel turn on iMore.
  • Apple invented the smart watch---No Apple invented a GOOD smart watch--- Possible.
  • Wasn't Sony the first to release a smart watch? I used to own one until my cat knocked it off my computer desk and in to the trash can on the day before trash day :( Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • a) We're having a little fun. Because we like having fun. b) I work wherever I'm told to work. Which is now currently here. But I still love iMore too. We're one big happy family with very different audiences :)
  • I know. I wanted to see what pro wrestling enthusiast understood what I meant.
  • I did catch that reference... But I'm quiet about liking pro wrestling :-P Posted via Android Central App
  • Not if you pay attention to your G+ page. ;)
  • At the very least FOX "News" will report that Apple has indeed invented the smart watch and how awesome it is. In reality it will probably be a few steps behind the competition. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yep, just like 2001, 2007, 2010 thanks for the reminder.
  • They already wrote the article even before the iwatch announcement. /s
  • Fox News won't report any good about Apple, because Apple is about as liberal as they come.
  • FOX aka "TMZ" news will report on it because that's what they do. If it isn't gossip they're not reporting it. lol
  • Apple's user base is highly liberal. Apple as a company... Steve Jobs never really advocated any causes beyond his own ego, so it would be pretty hard to gauge. Their oppressive anti-competitive business practices scream conservative though. Posted via Android Central App
  • It will be a digital watch with an Apple logo and say the time by Siri. $500 Bucks lol Posted via Android Central App
  • I see a lot of nervous fandroids are on pins and needles, hoping apple do not actually figured it out. I own a few apple products and unlike most of you here, I hope they do figured it out cause lord knows this industry need them too. Everything out there now is so half bake it's not even funny. It's the perfect example of rushing things to market without thinking it through.
  • "Nervous fandroids"?  I'm not sure we're reading the same comment section.  As for rushing things to market, Google's mantra has *always* been "release early, iterate often".  So, yes, the current batch of Android Wear devices are light on features.  That's hardly shocking, considering that how Google usually does business.  Some people seem to think that's a problem.  If you don't like it, then don't buy Google products.  Simple.  But it doesn't make the rest of us "wrong" just because we're willing to live on the "bleeding edge".
  • Ooh burn Posted via the Android Central App
  • I honestly stopped reading at "nervous fandroids." Why does anyone need to be nervous? Until it's released, it's vaporware. And, even after release, it's still only a smartwatch.
  • I think it's pretty funny that folks call Android Wear, Tizen or Pebble half-baked. What do you actually expect these smart watches to do that they aren't doing? IT'S A WATCH! At best you might get a 2" screen that you can only operate one-handed. No matter how functional voice control becomes, people are still going to be hesitant to use it for social reasons. I've personally NEVER seen anyone use voice controls 'in the wild, and there is a reason for that.
    Smart watches will never be much more than notification centers and remote controls and they already do that well. Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh, and since you brought up rushing things to market without thinking things through... How long did it take Apple to get Copy/Paste on the iPhone? Talk about half-baked... Posted via Android Central App
  • I hope Google takes some notes from what Apple reveals. Android Wear still feels beta despite the flood of apps coming in. I'm confident the iWatch will have some form of health features that will be useful in addition to apps. As for you people saying all this "copying". Who cares. All that matter is that the smartwatches are hopefully worth being used again from these two companies. Posted via Android Central App
  • The copying issue is something Apple has brought on themselves. They've ripped off the ideas of others for decades, slapped them in pretty packages, and then when the same thing is done to them they sue the shit out of people. Apple makes some very fine products, but as a company, they are real scumsuckers. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yup, they're hypocrites.
  • I hope there is a fashion contest Posted via nexus 5
  • Epic title!!
  • Apple might not have invented it and they don't always do things first, but, even though I prefer Android as a mobile OS, Apple usually does things best and not as half-baked as Google. If it integrates with many of their iDevices like iPhone (obviously), iPad, computers, and Apple TVs, that'd be pretty awesome.
  • ^This
  • It will probably only work with iOS devices so, irrelevant.
  • It might not be irrelevant, since a LOT of Android users will probably jump to the new bigger screen iPhone.
  • Proof? Or just guessing?
  • Ya all 85% of them will be going over to a crapple phone!! /S
  • Does Android Wear work with iOS? Don't both products lock you into their mobile OS ecosystem?
  • True, but the difference is that there's a fairly good chance android wear may work with iOS in the future. The chance that an iwatch will ever work with android is next to nothing. Posted via Android Central App
  • Currently, no, but there is always the possibility of Wear being introduced on iOS much like Glass was. In fact, with the data-sharing APIs in iOS8, that became a whole lot easier, as apps should be able to ping the Wear app with notifications (not sure if Wear app would be able to clear notifications, but it could always send a ping back to the source app to let it know how the notification was dealt with, and possibly even have voice replies and the like). It could also tap into HealthKit with its BP sensors and step data. It may not be quite as fully featured, but it would still be useful. On the other hand, it is highly unlikely that an iWatch would function in any capacity with anything other than an Apple product.
  • Shhhhhhhh!!! don't bring logic to this converstion, only hate on anything apple here.
  • The same can be said for iMore: Hate on everything that isn't blessed by Apple. Don't act like Apple doesn't have hard-core fanboys, because they do. I'll never forget when Instagram was first released for android: You iOS diehards went ballistic and really showed your true colors.
  • I floated over there today for a glance. It was to see there take on the alpha article. 3 comments in, and I was out. The only good comments were from Illustrator Joe!
  • Because they have lifes and dont sit here and cry about competition Posted via the Android Central App
  • 9 lifes? Lol. True, with nothing to compare within their own platform, they just finish before us. You know what I mean. Wink wink! You know what they say about small iphones?............small hands.
  • Like you guys are now Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol, that doesn't apply to me. Hell, I'm not even using Android, right now. I've taken a break from Android to try out Windows Phone (Lumia 1520) and iOS (iPad Air). I'm hardly a fanboy. But, my comment still stands. And, the people on this site aren't as bad as when Instagram was first released. That rabid fanboyism was actually newsworthy. Hell, the news was how I heard about it, because I wasn't a member of this site, yet.
  • I am using andriod now came from apple so I signed up for this app to get ideas which helped me alot but the regular commenters take this my os is better than your os too far they need to relax all it is is a friggin platform thats it think about it you really going to get upset and cry for what another company is doing. GROW UP apple fans do the same but this apple is going to sue or apple is going to say they invented it is all you have and it is worn out Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey, I'm not disagreeing with you, brother. Fanboyism, period, is purely retarded, if you ask me.
  • @ridgeline1234- you sir are right. The best part? I would bet at least 10 people typed their comments on an ipad. 25 on an iphone (while squinting) and I know while I'm at work, it's typed on my mac book. To which I would say, another 25 comments were typed in this thread via it. Not my mac hopefully! It's tech, and for a majority of us, it's why we are here. Sometimes you have to read a few words, and ask yourself: "do I really want to hear the rest of this?" And pass or proceed!
  • Mercdroid!!! How are you enjoying the 1520? I hope you see this >< Posted via Android Central App
  • Sorry that I'm replying to this late, brother. I love the 1520. It's a damn good phone. It's gotten even better with the 8.1 update. More apps are hitting the platform, but it is still missing a few big name ones. It has its quirks, but, overall, I love the experience. I got adjusted to the size within a week, and I can't seem myself using anything much smaller anymore. I just wish Microsoft sold an unlocked version in the States. Go to an AT&T store and give it a try!!
  • Oh i love the 1520. I just wanted the avid android user perspective about it. And no biggie, i wasnt actually expecting you to see this.
    Thanks for the info and time btw! Posted via Android Central App
  • You're welcome! I'm glad you like the 1520 as well!!!
  • The title pretty much says it all. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • The only way the general public will pay attention to smart watches is when apple tells them to do so. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sad but true. 
  • Maybe the general public is smarter than you give them credit maybe your the moron Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why do you take this personal?
  • Maybe YOUR taking it to personal! Lmao! /S :)
  • Lol
  • LOL
  • Wishful thinking, but here's hoping its cross platform! Posted via Android Central App
  • That's not wishful thinking, that's stop dropping a tab of acid every two hours delusional. Apple isn't a product, it's an image and ecosystem. Posted via Android Central App
  • That is probably the new headphone port for your over priced new beats earbuds Posted via Android Central App
  • Vaguely interested, from a purely academic standpoint. I'm pretty sure it'll more or less look like an iPod nano, but maybe they'll surprise me. Still, the chance of me buying one of these is literally zero. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1
  • Love the title! ^_^ "Apple to invent smartwatches on September 9" haha like it hasn't happened yet! lol
  • Lol " To Invent " Posted via Android Central App
  • Apple's killing it this year. Between innovating third party keyboards, widgets, and "Hey Siri," I didn't think they could possibly do any more groundbreaking. Now a watch that actually connects to your iPhone?!?! I hope I can get one for just under than $600. I really need to make sure I've got a few PTO days saved up to camp out.
  • Beautifully worded Posted via Android Central App
  • I actually hope Apple does create a smartwatch that offers enough functionality to make it useful, because none of the current ones offer much of value. If Apple gets it right, then it will improve the breed for all of us. Frankly, though, unless Apple has figured out a way around the laws of physics, it's likely to be too big or have really limited battery life, or both. And there's just not very much that CAN be done on a screen that small. No one's going to want to type emails, read web sites, or navigate using a watch-sized device, so that pretty much leaves messages, email subject lines, and calendar alerts. Yawn. And yes, Apple's ads will try to make you think no one else has ever created a smart watch, no other phone has fitness apps, the 4.7" screen is the first "large" smartphone in history, and Apple's "retina" display is the highest resolution you can buy.
  • I agree. No smartwatch currently out on the market has any value to it.
  • Which is why there have been a total of zero, wait, that's not right.. Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • Functionally, there simply isn't that much you can do with a watch. Android Wear isn't first gen, it's second gen. There have been several smart watches ahead of Wear's release. The limitations of Wear in general and Watches in particular are a functional reality of small screen real estate and a cramped hardware body. There just isn't a whole lot more than can realistically be done with them. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm wondering how anybody could write this off completely. There is huge potential for this since the install base of iOS devices is absolutely huge.
  • It's roughly one third to one half that of Android. That's certainly not huge comparatively. Posted via Android Central App
  • I can see it now, Apple invents the first smartwatch with a heart rate monitor and Siri.
    iWatch user:"Siri, what is my heart rate?"
    Siri:"I do not detect a heart rate. your heart is not beating."
    iWatch user then falls to the ground and waits for an ambulance. They tell the EMT that Siri told them they didn't have a heart rate so they thought they were dead.
    Its gonna be epic.
  • Stupid Posted via the Android Central App
  • I still see no point in wearables, whether it's Apple or Android. I had the Galaxy Gear 2 and found it to be totally pointless. I returned it after two days.
  • We are on the same page!
  • I have a Kickstarter version of the Pebble and even though it's ugly as sin and has some serious issues at this point (probably first run type defects), the overall utility of the thing is stil pretty good. It lasts about a week on a charge and gives me my notifications at a glance with a nice silent vibrate. I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket to know what's coming in and I don't miss anything because I don't hear my phone. I have found some of the apps to be pretty useful. The watchface that I use has a tether feature that gives me a buzz if I leave my phone behind and the bluetooth connection is severed. I also use the companion app for runkeeper. It's not as good as a Garmin but it will do in a pinch if I want to carry my phone while I'm out for a run. The e ink display doesn't look as good as an AMOLED but it works perfectly in direct sunlight. I'm interested in the Moto 360 but I know that there will be a trade-off between the aesthetic and functionality.
  • Excellent headline!
  • Dat Headline!
  • Apple will release this wearable on September 9, and then on September 10 file lawsuits against everyone else that has released wearables for one reason or another.
  • Original Posted via the Android Central App
  • Cheap sarcastic headline... works for the audience so can't blame much. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Worked for me.
  • I just wonder how they are gonna "render" it on to peoples wrists... Posted via Android Central App
  • And of course Rene will fap all over it. Sent from my Nexus 5
  • empty hole...a round empty hole "Innovation is why we charge double" Posted via Android Central App
  • Snarky :)
  • Steve Jobs was Apple innovation. With out Jobs, Apple is just a company living off it's past. Pretty soon the hype will end ala RIMs BlackBerry. Plain and simple! Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Wearables" have gone full retard. Now, full retard and only $699
  • Ha, you guys forgot to do a plug in for Connectedly Posted via Android Central App
  • Will the new iWearable come with its own iFreezer and iHairDryer so the battery and Bluetooth will work? Posted via Android Central App
  • Here we go again. *Innovative Apple* Posted via my Xperia
  • Apple can pretend they are innovating all they like.....that won't change the fact that they're the inferior platform !! Android is superior to every mobile platform, period !!
  • Yeah. You could say that Android is the Seattle Seahawks of the mobile world.
  • That was great!!!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well done sir !!!! Lol I wish I'd of cought you earlier so you could've read this comment.......
  • Google is ahead of them this time around Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
  • I think Android has been ahead of them for some time now.. They don't even have wireless charging (I know you can buy an accessory for that) or even NFC in any of their devices.
  • Love the title, so true. The iWatch will revolutionize the watch industry. Bringing together technologies never thought possible in a device that sits comfortably right on your wrist. The iWatch Coming Soon.. $899 Stainless Steel Wristband $1199 Leather Wristband $1399 for waterproof version
  • Lol so much hate in this thread. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone remember the Commodore? The Vic 20, c64, and of course, the Amiga, the very first multimedia PC (heck they even invented the words multimedia, multi-tasking).All Apple and Microsoft could only do was to follow and improve upon such a great concept.
  • Lionel Ritchie was in that band! Seriously, good example....I had the vic
  • Agree. I still have my Amiga and C64. Guess what? They still work after 25 years.
  • Apple bring you last years great ideas, next year. Then tell you you're holding it wrong.
    It's sad really. Long . . . LONG ago, they really were a great team; then Woz left. Later a board of dull idiots even fired Steve Jobs. Try to imagine what Apple might have been today, without those tragic mistakes. Awesome AC.
  • I'm honestly curious and excited to see what they'll add, if anything, to the wearable space. These fanboy wars are ridiculous. Posted via Android Central App
  • With you there Brother.. (Fanboy Wars) Nexus 5
  • I'm curious myself, but there really is only so much you can do with a watch. There's not much in the way of functionality that can be added. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is ridiculous. No one here, whether you like them or not, can deny what Apple has done over it's history, and how it's affected the marketplace. You could make the case they paved the way for Google to have success with Android; but I wholeheartedly agree that if there was no iPhone, Android would be a different product today. I'm not saying Google couldn't have had the effect on the marketplace with Android that Apple did; but the fact is, Apple DID. I like Apple if anything for airplay alone. It works fairly flawlessly; plus you could buy an airplay enabled receiver, or Sonos system, and not need the TV you currently need for the Chromecast (excellent product in it's own ways). I'm not sure if Sonos has android support or not yet, if it does, my apologies for that oversight. I'm definitely interested in the Apple event on the 9th. if a 5.5 in iPhone is available, I'll get it. Definitely interested in their watch; but more interested in the Motorola event if they have a device for the ear Alex was speaking of on the podcast. THAT could be revolutionary.
  • Not only does Sonos have Android support. You can use the Google Play Music app directly with Sonos. Posted via Android Central App
  • Given all the hype over Apple iTV, which never happened, and the long delays from the rumours of an iPad mini, I am somewhat skeptical that Apple have a smart watch which is production ready and will be on sale.
    I think they might have their own health monitors including a watch-like fitness band.
  • I agree that a watch-like fitness band is probably more likely. Posted via Android Central App
  • Apple once made grate devices! As of late nothing but upgrade the upgrade and this year will be the same. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The first time the iWatch malfunctions, Apple's press release will be "you're wearing it wrong". Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • LOL. . Apple and the word invented in the same sentence. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If Motorola had any sense they'd officially announce the 360 before this.
  • L 0 aijphoney people crack me up... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • I was watching the news and they were talking about the Gear S and the iWatch. They said Apple's about to "revolutionize smart watches". Posted with my Nexus 7 2012 or Moto X via the Android Central App
  • Apple with a watch product? This is gonna be too hilarious! Apple would more than likely to dictate how to wear it and in which wrist it would work best. Maybe, they would even go further and demand that it's best to be worn across your forehead. I'm sure there's a lot out there who would diligently follow it feverishly. lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Seriously.. "invent the smartwatch".., I'm pretty damn sure there have been multiple companies to ship a SMARTWATCH well before Apple even thought about doing it! Apple has been so far behind lately... Such Bu11 Sh1t everyone thinks so highly of there stupid overly priced paper weights Posted via the Android Central App
  • Cool, Apple fan boys will have something to put on their iWrist and look at with their iEyes.