UBS analyst Siven Milunovich had the privilege to chat with Apple CEO Tim Cook, as he did not fail to tell in a note to investors. In an interview with an expert CEO hinted at early debut of “smart” watches, one of the features will be a voice messages.
“During our meeting, Tim Cook said that, once walking down the street in China, he saw a man who utters a message on his smartphone. Instead of manually typing, he sent a voice message. Cook said that he sees sense to transfer this function to the “smart” watch as the user easier to tell a text device on his hand than to get out of the pocket phone, “- said Milunovich.
CEO noted that the device with a similar function will be popular in China. This feature will be implemented in iMessage app in iOS 8, the client will receive the recording and sending short audio message options. Apparently, Apple intend to duplicate this functionality in the iWatch as well.
Meanwhile, market watchers believe that the “smart” watches will become popular only after the iWatch. While manufacturers are clearing this wearable electronics products to the market in small quantities due to the uncertainty of demand. iWatch analysis polled by DigiTimes, see a real bestseller, because Apple has a huge army of fans.
Even if the Apple smart watches become popular, they will have exactly a stimulating effect on the whole market of portable devices, industry watchers believe.[via Fortune]