When asked about the gadget at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, he suggested that the Apple Watch will be the very first smartwatch consumers truly care about.
The reasonable and instant reaction to this is something along the lines of, what in the world is he blathering about, that’s quite damn vague and the iPhone 6 only just came out, this is sensationalist bullcrap!” That’s definitely possible, yes; the rumour mill always begins ridiculously early and is fuelled by wild analyst speculation, and a big chunk of it is ill-informed (captive analysts are far more reasonable).
But there are a variety of needs to take this news from Gruber a bit more seriously. One, with the method the market, and especially Apple, works you can wager your life the next iPhone is currently in development, and most likely has been for a long time. Two, Daring Fireball has actually gone about disproving some gadget rumours in the past, so is not exactly in business of sowing false information.
On top of this, a dual-camera setup currently exists aboard the HTC One M8, though it was not very well received due to HTC’s use of a lower resolution sensor– still, it’s not exactly fantasy at any rate. While HTC’s tech didn’t live up to expectations, it is true that it used the additional depth sensing unit to produce a depth-of-field result, which is what DSLR cameras do. The difference being that proper DSLRs do it at a hardware level, while HTC utilized spatial data and software application algorithms.
Finally, Apple’s usual sensing unit supplier is Sony, which has just recently revealed a new sensor it’ll be supplying to, well, whoever wants it truly, and that most likely consists of Apple– it’ll likewise likely star aboard the brand-new Xperia Z4 handsets stated to be in development. This is a new 21-megapixel sensor with a 1/2.4-inch size, making it compact and great enough for Apple to experiment with in regards to application. Apple’s known to have actually submitted a patent inside 2014 for interchangeable electronic camera lenses, which could likewise be at play here if users are able to exchange set focal-length accessory lenses to attain that DSLR-like depth-of-field.