The team is said to include hardware and software engineers, marketing professionals, and managers. Though there is no guarantee that the current group’s project will be developed into a commercially viable product and Apple has yet to comment on the rumors, the size of the team implies that Apple is taking the task of creating an iOS based watch-like device seriously.
The news comes at a crucial time for Apple, considering the skepticism amongst members of the media and Apple’s own shareholders that the company has seen its innovative edge dulled as of late. Over the course of the past decade, Apple has revolutionized the smartphone and tablet markets with their devices and their impact on the everyday consumer’s life is undeniable. With rival companies like Google developing devices like computerized spectacles, it's possible that wearable computers are the wave of the future and Apple appears eager to ride it to success.