People wait for the doors to open for the start of the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In an effort to boost innovation, Apple is looking to hire from outside to create its new wearable computer dubbed the iWatch, according to a report.
Wearable computers are becoming mainstream, especially because of Google's Glass, and Apple is supposed to be buying small companies as "acqui-hires," or basically to gather up its innovative engineers to work on the iWatch, the Guardian reported.
Although the device isn't scheduled for launch until 2014, at least one senior member of the team has been lured to stay by a bump in pay. Now it just needs to pad its iWatch team a little more, and it's apparently only looking outside of the company. The reason?
Apple's own staff have come up against "hard engineering problems that they've not been able to solve" in trying to develop new wearable devices - a field it has not previously worked in.