Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently in the middle of many rumors, mainly because of its new concept, the iWatch, which is expected to usher in a new era in the world of technology. The concept, which is rumored to appear in stores as early as the end of 2013, has a symbolic meaning for Cupertino’s prospects moving forward.
In an earlier post, Insider Monkey quoted Sanford C. Bernstein’s analyst Toni Sacconaghi: “The successful introduction of the device could illustrate that innovation remains high at Apple and underscore the option value of owning Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as a platform company – i.e., having a large and loyal iOS installed base that Apple can sell additional products and services into.”
Despite the fact that no one knows when exactly Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iWatch will be launched, and even if it will happen at all, there are many rumors regarding what to expect from this device. For example, Insider Monkey discussed Business Insider’s thoughts in an earlier story: “Features under consideration include letting users make calls, see the identity of incoming callers and check map coordinates, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. It would also house a pedometer for counting steps and sensors for monitoring health-related data, such as heart rates, this person said.”
Another rumor has pondered the possibility that basically, the iWatch will have similar functions to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone or iPad. It is also speculated that Apple is armed with a team of about 100 designers, engineers, and programmers working on the device.
The release of an iWatch is considered to be a good potential play by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in terms of profit as well. Sacconaghi considers that if the device retails for $250 and only 5% to 8% of current iPhone users buy one, that would translate into $3.4 billion to $5.7 billion in annual revenues. Until now, Apple has not whiffed with the releases of the iPhone, iPod, or iPad, so any new device is inherently supported by this stellar track record.
As the saying goes, it is better to see something once than to hear it a hundred times. But how about seeing 14 times?
We have collected 14 videos which present different concepts of a potential future Apple iWatch. The videos present specifications, and concepts of the iWatch that is expected to be released this year, but also some ideas regarding the future versions of the device. If the release will match all the rumors, it is definitely going to be an useful thing to buy, which should once again establish Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as the king of innovation in the tech world.
No. 14: iWatch Concept Design by Jamie Ciomperlik.
A very short video introducing the concept of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iWatch with an interesting design.
No. 13: 3D Model of an Apple iWatch Concept 1 by IceAspen.
This short video illustrates an iWatch model with a rather futuristic design, but it doesn’t mention any specifications. Maybe Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will use this design for a future generation of iWatch, because basing ourselves on rumors, it is not likely that the expected iWatch will look like this one in the video.
No. 12: iWatch concept by QuentMt.
The design of this concept is more related to a wrist-watch. It’s hard to tell what could be the specs of such an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device, but it is clear that except for time it could also have some media-related functions.
No. 11: Apple iWatch Concept- The Next Evolution Of The iPod Nano by applecritics.
The concept in this video has a great design. However, it presents the iWatch as a next generation of the iPod nano, while Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is trying to create a new niche for the iWatch. Also, it has too many functions for a wrist device.
No. 10: iWatch – A Future Concept by FinalCutKing.
A really awesome concept of an iWatch. However it can’t be released until 2019; this is why it went on the 10th place of our list. But it would be amazing if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) created such a device, even in 2019.
No. 9: Apple iWatch – Smartwatch by DeviceStation.
This video presents Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iWatch as a great addition to an iPhone, displaying all the notifications that come from it, and having some other functions like Passbook to access tickets, and passes, and Siri.
No. 8: Introducing iWatch with Facetime by iAppleJailbreaker.
Another concept with some great ideas. It presents an iWatch with the iOS operation system and many functions which can be found on other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices.
No. 7: iWatch 2 iPhone 5 Mini Hands-Free Friend Design Cool Looking Concept! by adrianisen.
This concept is similar to others and has many features borrowed from other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices.
No. 6: Apple iWatch Concept by Emaroketing maroc.
Another concept presenting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iWatch as a companion to the iPhone or iPad, which according to the rumors, the iWatch is going to be.
No. 5: Apple IWatch Official Trailer!!! by MatthewsTech7Two.
An interesting trailer made in an “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)-style”. It presents a concept of the iWatch describing its main functions and specifications.
No. 4: Apple iWatch – Concept by iCupertinoRU.
A cool concept presented by a Russian tech blogger. He describes the iWatch as a round-shaped device which looks more like a watch than other concepts. Also, everything in the device can be accessed through circular motions. At the same time, it presents the device as having all the same functions as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone, except for calling and receiving calls.
No. 3: Apple iWatch Concept: What the Apple iWatch Could Look Like by gottabemobile.
The iWatch concept presented in this video has a lot of similarities with other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices. It has a design focused on aesthetics, which is one of the strong points of Apple’s devices.
No. 2: Apple iWatch 3D Concept Render Video by TechRadar.
A 3D render of an iWatch concept worth viewing. An interesting feature of this concept is a circular interface. It is also a device built for using best in sync with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone.
No. 1: Apple iWatch Concept by Nerowinger19842011.
Probably the best concept of a potential Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iWatch. It presents an aesthetic circular-shaped device with many functions borrowed from the latest rumors. It would be an interesting turn of events if the actual iWatch would look like this one.