Swatch denies rumor it's working with Apple on 'iWatch'

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  • Reply 21 of 41
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,213moderator
    sog35 wrote: »
    You think they would allow Sony to design the iTV?  Or Nokia to design the iPhone?

    Never again anyway:

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/09/07/the-motorola-rokr-e1-apple-itunes-phone/


    [VIDEO]

    ajbdtc826 wrote:
    the Omega brand would have made perfect sense.

    They just need to work through every manufacturer and have them all deny it. Any that doesn't is suspect.

    Personally, I think they're working with Tesla on their watch.
  • Reply 22 of 41
    rob53rob53 Posts: 2,011member

    Like I've said before, who is responsible for false rumors effect on stock prices? When will some government agency step in and protect investors from this ever escalating pile of rumors, lies, and half truths.

  • Reply 23 of 41
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kent909 View Post

     

    … I wish…all the f***ing rumors would stop.


    You're no fun. :grumble:

     


    I can't imagine a goal for myself to spend four years of my life getting a degree in journalism to get a job writing about idiotic rumors endlessly.


    Think of it as entry level training to be a financial analyst. :smokey: 

  • Reply 24 of 41
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,253member
    ascii wrote: »
    Apple isn't working on an iWatch with Swatch or anyone else. They are working on the 2014 iPod which just happens to have an wrist-band form factor and biosensors.

    I agree completely. Apple rarely "collaborates" its way into new territory, preferring to go its own way. They may buy a related company for people or parts, but not to buy its way in. Even the Beats buy has yet to prove otherwise. The iPod name is known and respected. A wrist version would not be seen as a risky new thing, but the next iteration of a popular product.
  • Reply 25 of 41
    mazecookiemazecookie Posts: 163member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post





    I get that, and fully agree. You know what the mantra within Apple is?



    "If it's not on Apple.com, we don't know about it"



    Ahh yes.

     

    I still unfortunately have to repeat this daily to customers who obviously don't know what a search engine is.

  • Reply 26 of 41
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,527member

    notice the word choose here

     

    Quote:


    A spokeswoman reportedly said that Swatch has supplied integrated circuits and other components to some mobile phone makers, but claims of any collaboration on a full-blown watch made with Apple are false.


     

    The spokeswoman could have simply said they are not working with Apple, But she went on to put some clarification around her statement.

     

    So they may not be working with Apple on an Apple Design, but they could still be working on their own designs if apple is doing the car play concept. 

  • Reply 27 of 41
    tundraboytundraboy Posts: 1,613member
    Well that was fun gossip fodder while it lasted.
  • Reply 28 of 41
    adonissmuadonissmu Posts: 1,772member

    They always deny deny deny and then you find out they are working with Apple...

  • Reply 29 of 41
    adonissmuadonissmu Posts: 1,772member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post





    Indeed. Why VentureBeat didn't call Swatch to verify the rumour is beyond me. Come to think of it, actually not; they rather publish this than publishing a denied rumour.

    That's why it's a rumor. However, companies lie all the time. 

  • Reply 30 of 41
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,114member
    ascii wrote: »
    Apple isn't working on an iWatch with Swatch or anyone else. They are working on the 2014 iPod which just happens to have an wrist-band form factor and biosensors.

    This is the best theory I've heard yet. If they just call it iPod nano, they won't show their hand with any new trademarks.
  • Reply 31 of 41
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,452member
    Apple's iWatch as revealed by Jimmy Kimmel in the past few hours.
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  • Reply 32 of 41
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

    Apple's iWatch as revealed by Jimmy Kimmel in the past few hours.

     

    When these things don’t happen, can he please be fired?

  • Reply 33 of 41
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,649member
    sog35 wrote: »
    i knew this was total bs.

    Apple won't risk their empire by allowing another company to design, build, and market their hardware.  Pure silliness.  You think they would allow Sony to design the iTV?  Or Nokia to design the iPhone?
    as well as the rokr by Motorola, the first PowerBooks were designed by Sony.
  • Reply 34 of 41
    carthusiacarthusia Posts: 561member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

     

    Or car accessories.




    ISWYDT ;)

  • Reply 35 of 41
    carthusiacarthusia Posts: 561member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Robin Huber View Post





    I agree completely. Apple rarely "collaborates" its way into new territory, preferring to go its own way. They may buy a related company for people or parts, but not to buy its way in. Even the Beats buy has yet to prove otherwise. The iPod name is known and respected. A wrist version would not be seen as a risky new thing, but the next iteration of a popular product.



    This new iteration of the iPod would need to be iPod "XYZ" unless all bandless forms of the iPod were discontinued, no? I don't see the nano, shuffle, touch, and classic going away any time soon.

  • Reply 36 of 41
    spicedspiced Posts: 94member
    Could it be - Apple supplies the "smart parts" with iOS and Apps while the other watch manufacturers or craftsmen put them as options into or onto their watches! The "smart parts" includes sapphire glass with touch interface and LCD, base electronics encased in liquid metal. Whoa lah! The possibilities can be endless....
  • Reply 37 of 41
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,527member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Entropys View Post





    as well as the rokr by Motorola, the first PowerBooks were designed by Sony.

    Not true, Apple did a join design with Sony one a model long after the first Powerbooks, It came out about the same time as the performa products and it was suppose to be less feature lower cost product.

  • Reply 38 of 41
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,799member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    When these things don’t happen, can he please be fired?


    <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />  Did you watch the video?

  • Reply 39 of 41
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    entropys wrote: »
    as well as the rokr by Motorola, the first PowerBooks were designed by Sony.
    Not true, Apple did a join design with Sony one a model long after the first Powerbooks, It came out about the same time as the performa products and it was suppose to be less feature lower cost product.

    But wasn't it Sony that moved the keyboard towards the screen thereby creating a palmrest?
  • Reply 40 of 41
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,799member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

     

    Not true, Apple did a join design with Sony one a model long after the first Powerbooks, It came out about the same time as the performa products and it was suppose to be less feature lower cost product.


    I'm pretty sure Sony had some major input into the Powerbook 100, which was one of the initial three Powerbooks.

     

    http://lowendmac.com/ed/lebron/ll07/0808.html

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