This iWatch Concept Combines Traditional Design With Modern Features [Images]
We’ve mulled other what seems like thousands of concepts pertaining to the so-called Apple iWatch, and even though designers and fans of the idea have been tripping over themselves to put a face to the name, we’re still none the wiser as to what the fruit company has in its plans. Today, designer Gábor Balogh has come through with a rather interesting take on the iWatch, which sticks with the recognized form factor of a normal wristwatch while cramming in all of the digital niceties that appease us tech fans. Check it out after the break!
We know, or at least, we think we know that Apple will be coming through with its inaugural smartwatch at some point this year. The device, unofficially dubbed the ‘iWatch’ for obvious reasons, has been threatening to hit the market for a number of years according to some analysts, and with news of a dedicated team of staff working solely on its development, it is hoped that 2014 will finally see Apple take on the likes of Sony, Samsung and Pebble in the emerging ‘wearable tech’ game.
Tim Cook has alluded to the idea of new product categories, which is promising in itself, but until we see or hear of some concrete evidence, it’s all speculation. Still, on a positive note, the uncertainty has drawn some quite magnificent concept designs, and Balogh’s vision of the iWatch is very appealing indeed.
Sure, it’s probably a bit too much akin to a normal watch to serve as even a vague depiction of what Apple may eventually come through with, but with a large face ready to beam through info, notifications, apps and other necessary smartwatch goodies, it keeps both watch aficionados and geeks sufficiently amused.
The creator clearly likes subtlety with regards to his tech products, and judging by some of the negative responses to the appearance of Google’s Glass, perhaps wearable technologies could do a lot worse than to try and adopt traditional aesthetics as they attempt to make their mark across the digital spectrum.
Still, whatever Apple has in store for the iWatch, we’re definitely fans of Balogh’s effort, and if you are too, feel free to drool over some more concept images below: