While Apple is yet to launch the Apple Watch, the product has already won acclaim from the fraternity, it has won award from the international Forum (iF) designs in the annual industrial design competition.Apple watch has won iF Gold Award of the year 2015. The jury unanimously declared the Apple watch design as an icon. It is indeed great honor for the company and acclaim for the product.There were 1624 recognized for the award and only 72 products amongst them were awarded Gold Award and Apple Watch was one among them to have been awarded Gold. This competition is being organized since 1953, and the panel of jury members evaluates various products on different parameters like quality of design, workmanship, safety, brand value, choice of material and the eco friendliness of the end product along with the innovative skill and usefulness of the product.
iF Awards started in 1953
It is interesting to note here that M/s Apple has won number of awards in the international Forum iF awards for their other products like the iPhone 6, iPad Air and the iMac. Even the accessories like EarPods and Keyboard from Apple have won awards. In all Apple has gloriously bagged 118 iF design awards and 44 out of them are “Gold Award “the latest in this cadre being the Apple watch.
Apple has been harping on the design of the Apple Watch as a unique feature in their marketing efforts so far. Design chief Jony Ive has spoken about the challenge of designing Smart Watch, and the watch has made appearance in the fashion magazines both in the cover story and the inner page spreads.