The 2002 roots of the Apple Watch's Digital Touch


I’m sure their patents say otherwise…


My experience with designers of tech is that it is often completely speculative, i.e. it doesn’t actually work and is just a wave of hands. I cringe when people say Clarke invented the communications satellite for the same reason. No, he wrote fiction. Ideas are easy, implementation is a bitch.

I think you get a patent for actually solving the problem.

IBM Citizen Watch from 2001 (dubbed “WatchPad”) running Linux 2.4 w/ Bluetooth, Voice Recognition, Touch Screen, Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Vibrator, and Infrared Port.

Checkmate, TODAY online.

I’ll just leave this here:


This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.