Apple to make two iWatch models: 1.7-inch display for men, 1.3-inch for women, sources say

“Apple’s wearable iWatch is expected to come with a 1.7-inch OLED display for men’s watches and a 1.3-inch OLED screen for women, David Hsieh, DisplaySearch’s Vice President of the Greater China Market, said at a conference today in Taiwan, citing Apple sources,” Kim Ji-hyun and Shin Ji-hye report for The Korea Herald.

“Apple has not officially announced the launch, but the iWatch ― Apple’s first wearable device ― is expected to be rolled out as early as the end of this year, given CEO Tim Cook’s latest remarks confirming new product categories,” Kim and Shin report. “It is yet to be confirmed whether the displays will be flexible but sources said it was a possibility.”

Kim and Shin report, “Meanwhile, other likely features of the new iWatch may include being lighter and more energy-efficient than its rivals. ”

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31 Comments

  1. What? No Children’s model with a 1.1″ screen /bezel ???

    … And didn’t the iPod shuffle have a spring clip on it, which would make it the first wearable device?

  2. Oh, “its rivals.” Don’t know what it is. Don’t know what innovative thing Apple will let people do with it. BUT, even if there has never been a device in a new category defined by and developed by Apple, the NEW iOS device has “rivals”.

    1. I will be watching this very closely. Think Nike fuelband, plus watch, ios notifications, and whatever else Apple can dream up. I think it will be a hit if they once again make a bunch of gadgets obsolete with just one..

  3. What I want is a really good neck strap for my iPhone, or even an iPod Touch, not a case, and with that I would hardly need a watch of any kind. The original iPod came with a neck strap, so of course it didn’t accidentally get dropped into the toilet or lake….I lost two Classics that way. Please bring back neck straps.

  4. The only thing that surprises me is the idea it will initially be produced in 2 sizes, very un-Applelike. Perhaps they have learnt a lesson after all this time but strangely this is the least likely product to need 2 variations at this stage. Maybe the newly employed fashionistas are having an influence here.

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