Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Apple Watch the distance from an original prediction to actuality

Lets have a look at an early prediction of the watch sized computer and how it turned out after 34 years of development.

Byte Magazine cover from April 1981
Apple Watch advert from March 2015 ( 34 years later )
Detail changes:
Keyboard -> Touch screen
Removable media -> Wireless connection
Text screen - > Full graphics screen
Stainless steel strap -> Stainless steel strap ( or leather etc)
Nothing -> Sensors for heartbeat, location, time, motion
Nothing -> Communication connection to iPhone
Text based adventure - > Angry Birds.

Software from early version would have been text based, limited by the lack of sensors, communication and 10 years of smartphone software development.

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