It’s hard to ignore the increasing wave of iWatch concept ideas. It’s almost as if the community is not-so-subtly hinting at something, and one designer operating under the Twitter handle @ipavel has come through with one of the best we’ve seen yet. It combines cutting-edge finesse with a logical, innovative set of features to back it up, and we’ve got all the details after the break!

Carrying the cheesy (yet oh-so Apple) tagline of "it’s time!", the initial reaction when met with this particular iWatch concept, is that it borrows quite a few features from a product line we perhaps would never have expected it to – the iMac. It looks almost as though the revered desktop has been chopped vertically into thirds, with the middle segment being shrunk down and fitted with a wrist strap. But does the look work? Well, in short, yes — yes it does.

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As with the vast majority of iWatch concepts, this one also plays on the idea of features like FaceTime and Bluetooth, but steps things up a gear with the incorporation of 4G LTE wireless connectivity. Currently, 4G is a feature reserved only for the last two generations of iPad, the iPad mini, and the latest iPhone, but ipavel’s vision of the iWatch also includes the potential for lightning-quick cellular connectivity.

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It boasts a plethora of features, such as the ability to tweet and navigate with ease, and while both of the above features would be very useful to have in a watch, I believe the 16:9 display is just too small for watching video clips, as the concept suggests.

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Still, we wish this was real, and if you heed the murmurings of some analysts and commentators, the Cupertino company may be planning such a device in the near future. The previous generation iPod nano certainly leaned towards a potential watch-based future, but with the latest nano going back to its roots, it remains to be seen whether such an implementation is on Jony Ive’s ‘to-design’ list.

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The positive response to smartwatches released by other companies suggests this is an area which Apple is missing a trick, and if it could maintain that celebrated system of design while convincing the market that watches can still be an asset in all-round productivity, who knows what the future may hold?

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Though these concept are far away from actually making it onto our wrists, all thanks to the complicated technology needed to make such a gadget, but it’s a good idea to check out the Pebble smartwatch to partially quench you thirst.

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