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L.A. Times 2013/01/02 22:45:27
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Apple's next big venture could be wearable technology, starting with a "smart watch." In a note released Wednesday, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said he expects Apple to jump into the wearable tech market some time in 2014 or beyond.

"We believe that wearable computers will ultimately be a major future trend," the note said. "Longer term (over the next 10+ years), wearable computers could eventually replace the iPhone and smartphones in general."

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  • Naime 2013/05/13 21:45:55
    Yes
    Naime
    It would definitely be convenient.
  • kylie.a.andel 2013/01/09 12:16:27
    No
    kylie.a.andel
    give me a good reason for saying yes? 'caus my phone is also a sort of computer, so don't need more...
  • clark.bennett 2013/01/08 03:20:34
    Yes
    clark.bennett
    If it serves a purpose and is unobtrusive, then I might be interested.
  • Beto 2013/01/07 04:48:31
    Yes
    Beto
    +1
    Sure, I've wanted one of those ever since the 50,s. Remember Dick Tracy?
  • Warning 2013/01/07 04:30:54
    Yes
    Warning
    It would be nice to wear a computer that very well could keep track of your voice, and follow your commands only.
  • redhorse29 2013/01/07 02:19:47
    Yes
    redhorse29
    With a smart phone always within reach, a tablet by my chair and Kindle with my casual reading I almost feel like I am wearing computers already. Lets see what the future brings before ever saying nay.
  • cynthia.johanson.7 2013/01/07 00:57:33
    No
    cynthia.johanson.7
    +2
    No thank you. What the he'll is next? Cyberpeople?
  • Zack 2013/01/06 23:59:26
    No
    Zack
    I meant yes!
  • mzemma 2013/01/06 20:56:45
    No
    mzemma
    +1
    i love new technology but,,, this device would be awkward to use... I'd be yanking it off my wrist .... since i own a smart phone I have pitched my wrist watch....needless, awkward and inconvenience....unless I strape it on under forearm.....and will it be like watches of old....readable size for men and too tiny to see for women?... And there are strapes now made so you can strape an iPhone to your upper arm....why not just a strape to wear smartphone on inner forearm.....so no big deal really....only newd a wrist strape for your smartphone..
  • sonofason 2013/01/06 19:27:21
  • Will 2013/01/06 19:18:56
    Yes
    Will
    That would be cool and convinient
  • Kawaii+YaoiObsessed 2013/01/06 19:18:22
    No
    Kawaii+YaoiObsessed
    +2
    No, because within the next five minutes after I buy and/or receive it, it's gonna be either:
    A. In my dog's digestive tracks, with me in hysterics.
    Dos. Vanished from the face of the earth.
    Or, Perhaps: Just found, under my foot, In a guessable condition....
    ^-^
  • foy49 2013/01/06 19:16:56
    No
    foy49
    +1
    I want one I can ride.
  • Ayushee 2013/01/06 11:01:52
    Yes
    Ayushee
    Easy to use.
  • Der Kitabkúzádlhen 2013/01/06 03:19:35
    Yes
    Der Kitabkúzádlhen
    At the same time, I could care less. A smartphone, if anything, might be just right for what I do with my time.
  • tharealbigjc 2013/01/06 01:06:21
    No
    tharealbigjc
    +2
    Doesn't the iPod nano already count as a wearble computer?
  • Zepland 2013/01/05 21:19:44
    Yes
    Zepland
    If it helped me do my job better, absolutely!
    I would use it in my car.
    If it were a bit more feminine I would wear it regularly.
  • Ozymandias 2013/01/05 20:22:01
    Yes
    Ozymandias
    Perhaps I will be someday.
  • Rolling Panda 2013/01/05 08:30:53
    No
    Rolling Panda
    +1
    I don't even wear a watch now so I don't think that would change with wearble tech. I'm happy with toting around my appliances.
  • Frank Stephens 2013/01/05 04:24:25
    No
    Frank Stephens
    +1
    I don't want to be that accessible. Please give me some privacy and alone time!
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/05 03:52:21
    Yes
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Chester A. Gould, call your lawyer! Steve Jobs has plagiarized you.

    Though I have the perfect way to settle this: reboot the Dick Tracy franchise, and have Dick Tracy wear one of these babies.
  • SezMichael 2013/01/05 00:55:04
    Yes
    SezMichael
    +4
    30 years ago IBM said nobody would want to own a personal computer.
  • bob h. SezMichael 2013/01/05 01:22:42
    bob h.
    +4
    Years ago I worked for a computerized tax corp. It had 6ft IBMs for about 30 ft; 4 girls collating and boxing punch cards, a dozen accountants checking them. A while ago I bought a Tax CD for $1 in a dollar store.
  • SezMichael bob h. 2013/01/05 02:44:14
    SezMichael
    +2
    In 1991 we needed a server just to hold one gigabyte of data. The hard drive alone cost a thousand dollars. I've got 16 gig on my keychain for 20 dollars now. This is why I'm in the IT field. You can start a business out practically thin air.
  • Rebecca 2013/01/05 00:37:42
    No
    Rebecca
    +3
    Embed them into your brain, I can do without...
  • bob h. Rebecca 2013/01/05 02:59:15
    bob h.
    +1
    There are already dreams of implanting nanobytes?? into the blood stream, which can diagnose ailments, and then travel to the proper organs to effect a cure. Avoid all kinds of chancy drugs and possible surgery.
  • SezMichael bob h. 2013/01/05 12:40:27
    SezMichael
    +2
    I have no doubt that we can have all these wonderful things in the future. I also have no doubt that politicians and insurance companies will so mess everything up that most peoplw will never benefit from it or afford it.
  • bob h. SezMichael 2013/01/06 16:33:37
    bob h.
    I can't help wonder how many patents are bought and squashed by major corps now. Students at Notre Dame invented an auto paint, that when mixed with regular paint, turns the car into a solar cell, without changing the look. A boon to electric cars.
  • Zepland bob h. 2013/01/05 21:21:41
    Zepland
    +1
    That's! Amazing!
  • Magical Mushroom 2013/01/05 00:33:20
    No
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    I got a phone. Do I really need another gadget.
  • SezMichael Magical... 2013/01/05 13:02:24
    SezMichael
    Maybe it won't be just another toy with a screen but a practical replacement for your wallet. It's on your wrist which it close to your hand. Obviously it would better suited for activating ATMS and gas pumps and unlocking doors when you touch them. You're right you don't need a "gadget" but what if it did something useful liked paid for your groceries without you fumbling for your debit card at self checkout. Hell as I'm concerned it doesnt even need a screen. You only interface with it through your tablet or cell phone
  • Magical... SezMichael 2013/01/05 14:07:43
    Magical Mushroom
    my wallet is 3 cards and cash. I am not going to replace something that is not broke. My wrists are not broken I can turn the nob. I have a iphone so the power it can do is limitless and can do everything if I wanted it to do if that were needed.
  • SezMichael Magical... 2013/01/07 11:37:10 (edited)
    SezMichael
    I don't think you see the irony in sneering at the folly of a new gadget while claiming that you own another gadget that you think has "unlimited power"
  • Magical... SezMichael 2013/01/07 12:39:38
    Magical Mushroom
    i never bought into the ipad. I won't buy into a watch by the same people that made my phone. Yes my phone can do everything and anything a phone is capable of doing
  • SezMichael Magical... 2013/01/07 15:23:33
    SezMichael
    But you'll buy a phone made by the same people who made a computer.
  • Magical... SezMichael 2013/01/07 17:17:31
    Magical Mushroom
    I used to have a mac book pro. I loved that thing to death. It did everything I ever need and then some. I plan on building a hackintosh because I loved it so much. I also have a itouch that I never use since I got my phone. All a person realy needs is a computer your happy with and a phone that can let you pretty much take that computer with you.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/05 00:03:00
    No
    SIMPATTYCO
    +2
    too small
  • bob h. SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/06 16:35:27
    bob h.
    Of course. They even have a very slim pointer just so you can write on tablets now.
  • polock 2013/01/04 22:14:08
    No
    polock
    +4
    it is an interesting idea but we already have too many things to use and distract us during the day. Beam me up Scotty......
  • Kawaii+... polock 2013/01/06 19:22:30
    Kawaii+YaoiObsessed
    +1
    Exactly my point!! I mean, do they REALLY wanna have to pass ANOTHER law about 'texting while driving' and all that crap?!
    (Done ranting{for now})

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