Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his most teasing comments to date about the possibility of a so-called iWatch.
Speaking at All Things D’s D11 conference in California, Cook said that the ‘wrist was interesting’, while also finding time to take a swipe at Google’s Project Glass.
Asked about wearable tech, Cook said: “There are lots of gadgets in this space right now, but there’s nothing great out there.
“But none of them are going to convince a kid that hasn’t worn glasses or a band to wear one.
“There are a lot of problems to solve in this space. It’s ripe for exploration. I think there will be tons of companies playing in this space.”
When pressed on Apple’s plans, Cook said he saw wearables as a “key branch of the tree.”
And when asked about Google Glass, Cook made an even broader hint about the possibility of an iWatch.
After admitting he found the specs interesting, he suggested they would lack mainstream appeal, but that ‘the wrist is interesting. The wrist is natural”.
Recent rumours have suggested any Apple smartwatch is unlikely to be available in 2013, despite the belief that Cupertino has upwards of 100 staff working on the project. A late 2014 release date is more likely, according to analysts.
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