Although we’ve not heard or seen a great deal of tangible evidence to suggest that an Apple iWatch is even in existence, those in favor of the idea have continued to maintain that the Cupertino Company will be joining the likes of Pebble, Samsung and Sony in due course by releasing its own smartwatch. While it’s somewhat difficult to get excited about something that mightn’t ever see the light of the day, we can always rely on the designers to conjure up some interesting visuals, and resident concept-maker Martin Hajek has come through with an intriguing two-pronged iWatch[s] and iWatch[c] concept, akin to the higher-end iPhone 5s and it’s cheaper, polycarbonate accomplice.
Reports have already suggested that Apple would deliver two different specifications of the iWatch from the get-go, although the claims of two different sizes for men and women seemed about as legitimate as an iPad running on Google’s Android. Even though these new concepts are merely a figment of Hajek’s imagination, the idea of a more entry-level model allied to a refined, pricier device does not seem beyond the realm of possibility, and if they were to look anything like the renders of this revered designer, one suspects that a strong sales rush would follow.
It’s true that the Pebble was the first to put the idea in the heads of the big companies, but despite beating Apple to the draw, Samsung and Sony have largely failed to make any kind of impression. There’s no doubt that the tech world went crazy for the iPhone, and later on the iPad, so although it remains to be seen whether any iWatch effort would be regarded as such a game-changer, there’s no doubt that its eventual introduction will set chins wagging more than the likes of the Galaxy Gear.
As for the iWatch concepts themselves, both feature a curved display, and look very much like a miniaturized version of their respective elders. There are no details on specs, although we’d imagine, at the very least, we’d get Bluetooth connectivity, a FaceTime camera, and some kind of loudspeaker / mic combo.
The iWatch[c]‘s strap nicely complements the youthful, funky nature of the iPhone 5c, although I cannot help but think that the brown leather strap of the iWatch[s] makes it look like a gadget exclusive to the older gentleman.