After the launch of the much-hyped iPad 3 and a good dose of iPhone 5 rumours, if there’s one thing that’s still a well-kept secret at the Cupertino-based Apple, it’s the timing of the launch of its smart watch – the iWatch.
The watch, obviously, syncs with any Android phone and vibrates for received text messages, phone calls and emails. And if you’re too busy to take your smartphone out of your pocket, the watch even display messages on its 1.42-by-1.42-inch screen.
One such device that will offer dual connectivity (to both the iOS and Android platforms) is the Pebble which, in fact, has already managed to raise a neat $6.44 million in funding pledges on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter from 43,771 backers (and counting) who’d like to see the technology become commercially viable and available.
Then there are offerings from Fossil and something called I’m Watch, which claims to be the world’s first real smartwatch.
So when Apple launches its iWatch, it will be in competition with these and no doubt numerous others that will precede and follow the Apple device.