More Hints Apple's iWatch Is Coming: Will It Matter?

The following video is from Wednesday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Eric Bleeker and Lyons George take a look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

In this segment, Eric and Lyons discuss Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) ambitions around creating an "iWatch." In the past week, Apple applied for a trademark on the term iWatch in Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan, leading many to speculate as to whether the launch of an iWatch is imminent, and whether such a product would be another hit product from Apple. 

Eric discusses why any narrative around whether a watch will "save" Apple is misguided. As he says, ideas like Apple TV, iOS in the Car, and an iWatch are as much about broadening iOS out into complementary areas as they are about bottom-line padding. Looking at a watch purely on bottom-line impact fails to capture what Apple's ambitions are with products its currently exploring. 

The two also discuss whether Apple signing up for trademarks makes any product launch imminent, and the possible success of watch concepts from Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) and Android companies like Sony  (NYSE: SNE  ) and Samsung. 

For the full video of this installment of the weekly Tech Review, click here. Or watch the segment on the iWatch below. 

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The relevant video segment can be found between 0:00 and 5:04.


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  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 7:10 PM, RedWolf57 wrote:

    I find it interesting that Apple thinks they are the innovators of the iwatch. Funny but as usual Apple is merely copying and repackaging technology that already exists as I've been using a Sony smartphone watch for a couple of years now. Now lets see how long it takes for Apple to sue Sony and Samsung claiming stolen technology... Apple has been pretty pathetic since the passing of Steve Jobs.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 8:00 PM, Geovass wrote:

    Nobody has even seen the iWatch and people are already assuming Apple is going to copy existing devices that have been on sale for a while. Whatever type of device that Apple has developed and is planning to release will have complete software and hardware integration, ease of use, fit and finish. And this iWatch may not even be a wearable wrist watch device, but actually the TV or set top box, that Steve had mentioned and Tim has hinted about.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 9:13 PM, mdl00 wrote:

    @RedWold57 - I find it interesting that you know all about an unreleased product. It seems that when you drank the Android Kool-Aid you now see everything through a mirror, as it is Android who copies others.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 1:43 AM, bluesteel124 wrote:

    @RedWold57 I don't think you have payed attention to Apple over the years. They didn't invent the MP3 player, smartphone, tablets, etc., they reinvented them.

    Apple like to focus on products where no one else has done anything great with them. There are smartwatches out there, but they are clunky and not that great. Apple could certainly change that and no one can make a smartwatch that works with the iPhone better than Apple.

    Apple has no interest in copying others or racing companies to zero margins. That's Samsung's game.

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