Rumor: Apple has 100 designers working on an iWatch

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With Google's Glass targeting the face, mounting rumors are suggesting Apple's next major product will be an iWatch.

Following reports from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg says Apple has "about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the tasks handled by the iPhone and iPad."

For many people, cellphones have slowly replaced the need for watches, but there's a good amount of evidence that suggests people still like wearing a timepiece on their wrists. Need proof? The Pebble smartwatch was able to raise over $10 million on Kickstarter, well past its $100,000 goal. Who says watches are dead?

Sure, many companies have tried to build into a smartwatch niche, but none have really amounted to much due to unattractive pricing and sluggish connectivity to smartphones. If the huge market for sixth-generation iPod nano watch straps was any indication, it's that there's tons of demand for an Apple-made watch, or at least a smartwatch solution that works.

When Apple announced the redesigned seventh-generation iPod Nano in September, many people wondered why it was ditching the clip-on design —  killing the pseudo-iWatch in the process — for a mini iPod touch design. Maybe that's a sign Apple is building a real iWatch and will finally make our Dick Tracy fantasies a reality (or maybe not). We can dream, can't we?

Via Bloomberg

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