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The iPod Pro: Apple’s New Wearable?

There’s no arguing that the wearables market is currently in it’s growth phase, but what innovations could occur that could disrupt the market?

Concept by Jomy Joseph

Concept artist Jomy Joseph seems to believe he’s found the answer, and his answer also allows Apple to keep the now-dying iPod name alive.

Joseph’s iPod Pro is seemingly targeted as both a potential supplement and replacement to the Apple Watch. Non-smart watches are still incredibly popular, it’s why brands such as TAG, Swatch, Rolex, etc., are still making money and producing new product.

Unlike luxury watches, smart-watches offer an incredibly diverse set of utilities and allow you to perform a number of incredible tasks. That said, there’s no arguing that an Apple Watch will never replace the elegance and ‘faux’ status of a watch from a luxury watch brand. Joseph’s product seems targeted towards those who want all the benefit of an Apple Watch, but also want to be seen wearing a classic, elegant, luxury watch … and there may just be a market for him.

Concept by Jomy Joseph
Concept by Jomy Joseph
Concept by Jomy Joseph

Given the versatility of the design, this product could ultimately also serve as a replacement for the Apple Watch – allowing you to wear it on your wrist if you’d prefer, but also elsewhere if you wanted to keep your hands free.

Joseph also proposes that this device could potentially “redefine music listening” by using parametric directional speakers that eliminate the need for headphones entirely – allowing you a truly all-in-one experience.

Concept by Jomy Joseph
Concept by Jomy Joseph
Concept by Jomy Joseph

Interestingly, if you dive into the specifics of Joseph’s design, it actually seems as if this proposal is a portable amalgamation of both the Apple Watch and Apple’s HomePod, an idea with limitless potential assuming Siri get’s a major overhaul in the next few years.

Concept by Jomy Joseph

Written by Justin Rockmore

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