The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.
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Not being one to wear their intentions on their sleeve, executives at Apple are staying mum about rumors concerning their efforts to develop the so-called "iWatch." Still, rumors continue to circulate, the latest being that a team of more than 200 people has now been assigned to work on the project.
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App-enabled smartwatch shipments are forecast by Juniper Research to reach 36 million units by 2018, up from one million in 2013.
Apple's iWatch is not expected to be shipped until late 2014, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, confirmed on Tuesday that the company is working on a smartphone to compete with Apple's rumored iWatch..
Apple's rumored iWatch could hit the market by the end of the year, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Rumors have been circulating about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung both developing smartwatches, and perhaps these will become the next smart device battle ground in the enterprise.