Apple has a team of about 100 product designers that are developing a wristwatch with both the iPhone and the iPad features. The size of such a team suggest that Apple now at the experimental stage in the development or has passed, reports Bloomberg financial from two anonymous sources. The term ‘product designer’ is quite broad taken: this hundred large team would also consist of managers, marketers and software and hardware engineers. Many of the people who are now the iWatch work, were also part of the team behind the iPhone and iPad.
The allegations that Bloomberg has heard, close to previous rumors. The Wall Street Journal heard earlier this week that Apple has currently several watch designs to the test, with the next step the mass of potential iWatch. The size of the team would indicate that Apple is no longer in an experimental stage, but that concrete steps be taken to the watch on the market.
According to sources, Apple’s work James Foster and Achim Pantfoerder participated in the watch. Foster reports directly to Apple CEO Bob Mansfield, which means he probably a major role in the production of the iWatch plays.
SmartWatch maker Pebble ‘s Eric Migicovsky spoke with CNBC also about the iWatch. In this interview, he was also asked whether a takeover of Apple in the planning state, but the CEO said quickly that he could not respond. This may mean two things: Pebble Apple approached and this must chambers remain, or Pebble would prefer not to takeover speculation and refuses therefore have every opportunity to speak. Tim Cook said yesterday during a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference that small monthly bedovernames be adopted and that Apple regularly looks bigger. But those acquisitions were sometimes spoke.
Migicovsky says is anyhow not have to worry about competition from Apple. He argues that a smart watch Apple product is generally more popular, which can lead to more attention for Pebble.