Saturday, August 9, 2014

iWatch Announcement Coming This September?

So, according to The Verge, John Gruber claimed the iWatch will be announced this upcoming September. I'm subscribed to the Daring Fireball RSS feed, so after reading the headline I went into Reeder to see if there was a new post that I missed. There were some new posts but nothing about an iWatch. Turns out, The Verge is referring to a post reacting to an earlier article published by The Verge pertaining to the Moto 360 charging dock. John Grubber wrote:
It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape.

The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn’t even ship untilafter Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month.
This has to be a joke, right? But oh no, The Verge is absolutely serious and now, tech sites like MacRumors are eating this up and reporting on it as if it were real news. The Verge is obviously reading way too much into what John Gruber had to say. Tech journalists really need to stop and think before publishing anything that contains the words Apple/iWatch/iPhone etc.

Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting Apple has no plans for an iWatch announcement this September but, you have to admit, The Verge's reasoning is a bit ridiculous.