We all know the story – Americans invent it, Chinese copy it. But that may not the case with Apple’s smart watch. China has been doing this for years. I will tell you, with 99 percent certainty how the Apple smart watch was born –
China has what are called OEM manufacturers. These are manufacturers which take orders for products they make in bulk, and they slap anyone’s name on them, and change the case style according to order. It is virtually assured that the folks at Apple combed the Chinese markets for smart watches made by OEM’s and when they found one that fit the bill, they put Apple’s name on it. Far fetched? Probably not, some of the Chinese smart watches sport dual core Ghz cpu’s, Android 4.4, great cameras, Curved screens heart monitors, position sensors, everything the Iwatch has and more. The picture below shows what apple should have released if they really wanted to impress someone, their offering is comparatively boring.
A dated Google search blows the lid off this, here are Chinese smart watches from the year 2010 thru November 1 of 2014. This says it ALL: Smart watches from WAY BEFORE APPLE
GEE, THEY LOOK THE SAME!
SO, what are the OEM Chinese smart watches capable of in 2015? Can they stack up to what Apple has? Did Apple, as I suspect, just go with an OEM?
Alibaba may have the answer, take a look!
FOR CERTAIN this is what Samsung did, it is OBVIOUS the Chinese cared about smartwatches more than any other group, and spearheaded this market far in advance of anyone else. One of these even matches Samsung’s spec exactly, right down to the same water proof rating. Since Apple has not released their specs, it is impossible to match them up here. However, Why make a new product when you can slap your name on one that is already developed, proven, and the world is unaware of? They are all made in China anyway. I never expected a 1 ghz dual core android 4.4 watch to exist, I did not even think Apple would be capable of that for a high price. Reflashing that to an Apple OS would be a snap!
One thing is certain, If anyone copied anyone, Apple copied China this time around, it would be absolutely stupid not to.