There’s an interesting snippet in the FT today which reports that Apple is in the midst of a hiring spree as it seeks to put together a team to build the company’s much vaunted iWatch.
It is reading between the lines but that does suggest that the iWatch is no way imminent and probably won’t arrive until next year.
It also means that the company is clearly taking the iWatch very seriously indeed, with FT believing that there are now 100 staff in Cupertino working on the project.
The Financial Times’ sources have stated the current hiring spree is because Apple’s product development teams have run into “hard engineering problems that they’ve not been able to solve.”
The iWatch is clearly crucial to the future of Apple and if it takes time to get it right then that makes a lot of sense.