Apple iWatch could hit over 10 million sales in its first year.
The 'Smartwatch Revolution' has officially begun with Samsung's Galaxy Gear now on sale in the UK, as well as Sony's Smartwatch 2. However, the wearable technology solution is yet to captivate the general public - probably due to their high-prices and limited compatibility - but that looks set to change with the Apple iWatch.
New research predicts that Apple could sell over 10 million iWatches in the first year of sale - that would probably surpass all previous smartwatch sales put together. The prediction is based on a survey conducted by an analyst at Piper Jaffray who found that 4 per cent of iPhone owners (1000 sample size) would buy an iWatch 'soon after it went on sale'.
Rolling the 4 per cent figure out to the 293 million iPhone owners worldwide gives you a figure of 11.72 million sales. Obviously, it's a very rough estimate - but it at least reveals that iPhone owners are interested in Apple's smartwatch, even at a time when we know so little about the device.
We first heard that Apple were working on a smartwatch back in January and it's existence isn't in much doubt after they filed a trademark for the Apple iWatch name in Japan. However, we're still waiting patiently for Apple to reveal the device and it's looking more and more likely that it won't be unveiled until 2014.
When Apple get around to unveiling the iWatch you can expect it to be compatible with Apple's iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. It's likely to be able to make calls, read texts and check for social media updates, while a plethora of fitness features are also expected to be included.
The concept design, put together by Justdesignthings and posted above, gives us an idea of how Apple's iWatch could look. It's even possible that new 'flexible display' technology could be used - similar to the one used in Samsung's Galaxy Round, enabling the screen to bend around your wrist.
As soon as 3G get more news about the Apple iWatch we'll let you know !
By Simon Thomas on 09th October, 2013