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Apple design VP speaks with Hodinkee about Apple Watch

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What you need to know

  • VP Alan Dye spoke with the Hondinkee Radio podcast.
  • Conversation covered watch faces, design, and more.
  • You can listen to the episode now.

Apple still wants watch lovers to take to Apple Watch and part of that involves getting Vice President of Human Interface Design Alan Dye in front of Hodinkee. One of the most popular watch websites around, Hodinkee is where watch lovers go to read about $30,000 watches and whatnot. And now they can hear about Apple Watch on the Hodinkee Radio podcast, too.

During the interview – spotted by 9to5Mac – Dye speaks about the design of Apple Watch, watch faces, and more. It's those faces that have often come under fire from watch lovers who believe they can't compete with the finely crafted faces on pieces from the likes of Rolex, Omega, and others.

Hodinkee Radio descripes the episode thus:

The day after the Apple Watch Series 5 was announced last month in Cupertino, California, I had an opportunity to sit down with Alan at Apple Park to talk about the latest generation watch, how he sees the Watch maturing and coming into its own, and what unique design challenges the Apple Watch presents. Alan's a watch guy himself (not unlike some other folks at Apple), so we also get into the horological inspirations present in watchOS and how the Apple Watch has sparked bigger conversations about watches in the 21st century. This conversation was a blast and I've been anxious to share it with you all.

This is a great listen if you're an Apple Watch fan or just a fan of watches in general. Head on over to Hodinkee to check it out.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.