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Monday, 14 October 2013

iWatch to allow users to control their home


We have known for a little while now that Apple is definitely working on its own smartwatch. With the launch of the Galaxy Gear we have gotten a better idea of what to expect of a smartwatch, but Apple analyst Brian White says the Apple iWatch will go much further then this and it will also allow you to control home electronics from your wrist.
Brian White has been travelling in China talking to Apple suppliers to get more information about the iWatch, he writers the following to MacRumors
As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the “iWatch” and described this potential new device as much more than an extension of your iPhone but as a multi-purpose gateway in allowing consumers to control their home (i.e., heating/cooling, lights, audio, video, etc.).
A great example of this are Phillips Hue Lights which are LED lights that are controllable from your iPhone or iPad using the Hue app. It was no surprise to hear that Apple will allow its smartwatch to do lots and lots more then just be a “companion” of your smartphone, specially after the criticism the Galaxy Gear has been having for its lack of features. It is also interesting to see how Apple could implement iBeaconsinto the smartwatch, allowing users to get notifications depending on the geographical location.

If the iWatch will really allow us to control everyday electronic devices we have in our house, this could be a mayor hint of a possible future Apple television or iTV. It has been rumored for months now that Apple will release a Apple TV during its June WWDC 2014 keynote. The latest rumors we heard regarding the iTV is that there will be 3 different models a 42″ inch, 55″ inch and 60″inch model and of course a 4K retina display. What better device to use then your watch as a TV remote, right?
source: AmongTech
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