Apple’s iWatch smart watch may launch as early as this year according to a new report. Bloomberg on Monday that that its sources recently said Apple hopes to get the iWatch out to consumers before the year is up, and that it may allow users to place calls or see their location on a map, all from their wrist.
Those features are expected, however, and we hope Apple also decides to integrate Siri for easy voice-based search, and other sensors that could allow the device to serve as a fitness tool on a par with the Nike FuelBand. Bloomberg reported in February that Apple has roughly 100 people working on the iWatch project already.
Analysts speaking to the news outlet also suggested that profit margins are greater on a watch than they would be on a TV, so creating such a device could be more profitable than Apple’s highly rumored iTV.