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Apple ‘aggressively’ hiring staff for iWatch’s 2014 launch

Apple has started hiring 'aggressively' in order to solve issues with the design of the iWatch ready for its launch next year, according to the Financial Times

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Apple has began a hiring spree, aimed at solving issues with the design of the iWatch ahead of its launch next year.

Citing unnamed sources, the report from the Financial Times suggests that the team working on the wearable technology have met, “hard engineering problems that they’ve not been able to solve.”

Apple’s supposedly ‘aggressive’ hiring spree is aimed at solving those problems, with more sources saying that the iWatch won’t launch, “until the latter part of next year.”

This timing certainly seems to be on par with CEO Tim Cook’s comments during Apple’s recent earnings call, where he hinted at new products, “this fall and throughout 2014.”

According to the report, Apple’s hiring strategy has so far seen the Cupertino company look at, “early-age start-ups working on connected devices”, presumably with a view to ‘acqui-hiring’ engineering talent that can solve the issues the company is facing with the iWatch’s production.

 

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