Apple’s iWatch team just can’t stop growing; the latest individual to join the group comes from Yves Saint Laurent, which European President and retail head Catherine Monier will be moving to Cupertino to help Cook & Co. make its stores more capable of selling and marketing fashion and wearable goods.
According to a 9to5Mac report, former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve — also a recent Apple hire — brought Catherine on board to “change the watch market.”
With all this fashion industry insiders, we expect that the iWatch really looks like something everyone, not just geeks, would want to wear on a daily basis.These two former YSL employees will be working alongside other fashion industry insiders such as (also) former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, as well as many fitness and tech experts to make sure the upcoming iWatch is a device many will want to buy.
From what we’ve heard before, Apple’s smart watch will pack a number of sensors to track users’ activities, and then sync that data with HealthKit and the Health app, both of which were introduced with the iOS 8. Moreover, with all this fashion industry experts and knowing Apple’s care to details, we expect that the iWatch really looks like something everyone, not just geeks, would want to wear on a daily basis.
Apple is expected to unveil the iWatch in September or October alongside the bigger iPhone 6.