Do you ever catch a glimpse of your barren wrists and think to yourself, “I wish my brain lived there”?
If there’s one thing the NFL’s concussion problem has showed, it’s that skulls are no safe place for our most vital of organs. While we’re still a few years away from being able to transplant our brains to remote locations for safe keeping, Apple will soon be giving us the next best thing: a back-up brain that we can wear on our arms!
I speak, of course, of the Apple Watch. (Don’t call it the iWatch, that’s not its name.)
The product – which will be able to message and make phone calls, track your fitness activities, run a multitude of apps, and even function like a debit card – was unveiled last September alongside the iPhone 6. At the time, Apple said that the watch would run you $350 when it’s available. But I still have $350 burning a hole in my pocket because us mere mortals can’t purchase the next generation in wearable tech yet. (This is concerning because I’m losing hundreds of brain cells by the day just by playing fantasy football.)
The rumors are that the AppleWatch will be available in April – and CEO Tim Cook recently backed those rumors up. But we’ve heard such rumors and assertions before and aren’t so easily sold.
There are also rumors that Apple will be releasing a new iPhone – either called the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 – in 2015. This seems like all but a surety, since the iPhones are Apple’s biggest sellers and the company has been releasing new versions yearly for some time. A bigger question is whether Apple will turn last year’s price stabilization into a trend by selling the iPhone 6s/7 at the same price as the iPhone 6.
Below, we set the odds on when you can expect to be wearing your new wrist-brain, when you’ll be able to upgrade to the iPhone 6s/7, and how much all of that is going to run you.
Will the AppleWatch be released by April 30, 2015?
- Yes: 1/2
- No: 2/1
Pre-tax, will the cheapest AppleWatch cost more than the original $350 suggested by Apple?
- Yes: 5/2
- No: 2/5
Will Apple release a new iPhone in 2015?
- Yes: 1/6
- No: 6/1
Will the next iPhone be called the “iPhone 6s”, “iPhone 7”, or something else entirely?
- iPhone 6s: 3/4
- iPhone 7: 2/1
- Other: 8/1
Will the next iPhone cost more than the iPhone 6 at their respective release dates?
- Yes: 1/5
- No: 5/1
(Image: brett jordan (flickr) [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode]. Image has been cropped.)