The notion that Apple is getting into the watch business is admittedly absurd at first glance. But truthfully, is it any stranger than Apple getting into the phone business or the portable music player business?
As with any Apple product, one can't count on its release until it's officially unveiled by Apple. That said, the evidence suggesting that Apple is in fact working on an iWatch is not only strong, but continues to grow with each passing week. And as opposed to some of the less reliable rumors regarding Apple's plans in the TV space, the bulk of Apple's iWatch rumors emanate from typically reliable mainstream publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
One final thought to consider:
Well before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at Macworld in 2007, it was widely assumed that Apple was working on a phone of some sort. What's interesting, though, is that the device Apple showcased to the world was far more sophisticated, by leaps and bounds, than anything analysts and tech enthusiasts were envisioning.
To that end, don't be surprised if Apple's rumored iWatch is an unforeseen game changer in much the same way that the iPhone was.
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