Good article from http://www.imore.com.
Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET.
Yikes. Though the reality is that this seemed inevitable as something Apple this way comes:
As Apple enters the fray, Nike has a potential partner. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was seen wearing a FuelBand at the company’s launch of the iPad mini in October of 2012, sits on Nike’s board, and has for the last nine years. That relationship has been fruitful over the years, helping Nike enter the wearable market as early as 2006, with the Nike+iPod shoe sensor package, with a strong brand partner.
I’ve been saying this for a while: Tim Cook remaining on Nike’s board while Apple readies its own health/fitness-focused device was awkward at best. Unless Nike decided to exit that business and instead partner with Apple on such a device…
(As an aside, Secret strikes first again on this news.)
Nike is leaving the wearable market… making some room for Apple?
Rainmaker on the Samsung Gear Fit.
This is what happens when Samsung is waiting to follow Apple.
Good article on why Apple is focused on making great products instead of trying to keep us from falling asleep while looking at the electronics gadgets landscape.
This seems to confirm a September launch timeframe for the iWatch. The iPhone was launched in June and the iPad in March. Both were announced a few months before. Could we see the iWatch being announced at the WWDC?
Make sense. Very Apple-ish if this is true: high profile launch, wide range of options for a very fashionable product.