Will the iPod be Replaced by the iWatch?

With Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference coming up next week, people are preparing their bingo cards for the big keynote.  What will Apple have to say?

My guess that we won’t hear anything about the new product categories Tim Cook has been hinting about for the past couple of years.  It’s important to remember that WWDC is designed to give developers hints as to what they should be developing for the near-term future when it comes to OS X 10.10 and iOS 8.  We might see some hardware refreshes, maybe (MacBook Air with retina display? A revamped Mac Mini? An enhanced Apple TV?) but any new products–including the iPhone 6–will get their own event later in the year.

So sorry, kids, no iWatch this time around.  Unless…

People who sniff around the Apple supply chains have come up with a new theory.  IPod sales have been in a death spiral for the last couple of years.  Not only is the iPod a mature product, it’s usefulness is being cannibalized by the iPhone.  But what if the DNA of the iPod were to live on inside the iWatch?


Take a look at this article from Tapscape.

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