Apple hit technical difficulties with #iWatch concept – design and manufacturing challenges

Apple is reportedly working to overcome several issues with its iWatch, which has hit snags in battery life, display technology and manufacturing processes, according to recent leaks from Asian supply chain sources. Thus far, we remain largely unconvinced and unmoved by the merits of advanced intelligence in a wristwatch – after all, who uses even 10 per cent of their mobile phone’s capabilities? – but it is the tao of technology to move ever onwards. The current issue of E&T magazine addresses all these issues and more in our watch special, looking at the state of the watch market – … Continue reading Apple hit technical difficulties with #iWatch concept – design and manufacturing challenges

E&T magazine – the smartwatch vs wristwatch Christmas special – new issue online now

Tis the season to be jolly: the new issue of E&T magazine is out now! Tick tock, tick tock – it’s our watch special. Will the rise of the smartwatch signal the demise of the simple wristwatch? Or are the reports of its death greatly exaggerated? Smartwatches may be clever, but what exactly can they do? And do we even have the batteries yet to run them effectively? No one wants to be charging their watch every day. We also reflect on watch technology over the years, citing 12 watch-making milestones along the way, and look to the future to … Continue reading E&T magazine – the smartwatch vs wristwatch Christmas special – new issue online now

#Apple #iWatch and #Samsung on the up – two annotated graphics

You can’t rest on your laurels for a second in the dog-eat-dog – or at least dog-surpass-dog – world of high-tech electronic gizmos and doodads. It’s not enough merely to come out with an iPhone 5 or iPad Mini or Galaxy SIII or Chromebook or what have you. Whoever you are, one’s competitors are always there, right behind you, snapping at your iHeels. With this in mind, we have two infographics along these lines to share today. The first concerns Apple’s rumoured iWatch, the inevitable next must-have gadget; the second details Apple’s market share bare-knuckle fist-fight with Samsung and Google, … Continue reading #Apple #iWatch and #Samsung on the up – two annotated graphics