Apple Watch is considered to be one of the most loved device in the world for its user, some has said that the device has been a lifesaver thanks to its heartbeat monitor and other essential features.
Apple Watch Series 1 was launched by Tim Cook on April 24th, 2015 completed its fifth anniversary yesterday.
Imran Chaudhari worked at Apple for the company’s most iconic product lines including the iPhone, iPad, and Mac till he left the company in 2017. On the fifth birthday of the Apple Watch, the designer revealed some fun insight of its origin in a thread on Twitter.
Five years before it finally entered the smartwatch market in earnest, Apple introduced a square touchscreen nano. Three years before the arrival of the first Pebble, people were already considering the smartwatch possibilities. Accessory makers quickly took advantage, introducing wrist bands that would let it function as a touchscreen music watch. That sixth-gen product ultimately served as a foundation for the popular device to come.
Some interesting details are mentioned below:
The Solar watch face was designed as “a way for Muslims observing Ramadan to quickly see the position of the sun and for all to understand the sun’s relationship to time.”
The butterfly animation was created using real (albeit deceased) butterflies (one of which is now framed in his home).
The touch feature originally went by the name E.T. (electronic touch).
The Digital Touch drawing feature was inspired by his time as a graffiti artist.