Apple Embarks on Hiring Spree for iWatch?

Apple Embarks on Hiring Spree for iWatch?

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Apple has reportedly embarked on a hiring spree to resolve design problems with the iWatch, according to the Financial Times. The company is said to be bringing in extra help amid concerns that the device won't be ready to launch for at least a year.

The company has begun hiring “aggressively” for the project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple’s plans for the wearable device, a move that shows it has stepped up development but which raises questions over the ability of its own engineers to develop wearable technology.

The endeavour is said to have presented “hard engineering problems that they’ve not been able to solve." This suggests that its launch is a ways away and could be seen as disappointing news for investors.

The timing of the hiring spree implied the iWatch would not be ready for launch until the latter part of next year, said people familiar with Apple’s thinking, a blow to some investors who have been eager to see evidence that Apple’s innovators still have the ability to create or redefine new product categories.

Apple's hiring spree is said to have included acqui-hires of early stage startups working on connected devices. Apple also hired Paul Deneve, the outgoing chief executive of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. Additionally, the company has been providing monetary incentives for its current talent to remain with the company.

On the company's last earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services that we can't wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014.”

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Apple Embarks on Hiring Spree for iWatch?

oh-realy - July 16, 2013 at 6:31am
iwatch is really coming or not???
J0ILBREAK3R - July 15, 2013 at 8:33pm
Iphone 5s & Budget iphone shells leaked.
kamatis Suck dinky! - July 15, 2013 at 12:49pm
Why do I keep seeing your ugly baby face comments on everything on here, if you hate it so much, why are you here? Get a life baby face!
Mrhifi - July 15, 2013 at 2:46am
I, for one are happy they want to produce the best possible product. Those of you who have nothing better to do than hide behind your computer with sophomoric comments need to get a life! For the person who cussed iThis and wasn't too long ago that Apple was working on another common item...............a phone! You guys obviously have no idea how business operates, but you are the first to speak out, usually in an idiotic manner!
The Voice Of Reason - July 15, 2013 at 12:53pm
Well said. Unfortunately most people have the attention span of mayflies, and the intellect to match. It seems that their lives are so empty that they need to be dazzled by something every five minutes. For decades "all" Apple did was fine-tune their line up of personal computers, and then the classic iPod family. I personally do not need to see Apple put out revolutionary products every year, and I would actually be much happier if they focused a bit more on their "it just works" ethos, which has suffered a lot since the release of the iPhone: the iPhone seems to have become their primary focus often times at the expense of other products and, regrettably, business ethics.
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