Rumor says Apple's iWatch will come in both men's and women's sizes
0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2013, 19:50 posted on
One of the complaints about the Samsung Galaxy Gear was the size. It is quite a big device, especially if you happen to be a woman with a smaller wrist. Well, a new rumor says that Apple may be looking at offering a potential solution to that issue, and may be working on two different sizes for its iWatch - one for men and one for women...
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1. a_merryman (Posts: 641; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Why is this a surprise? One of a watch's main functions is to be a piece of jewelry, it makes sense that you would design the mens and womens differently.
23. Finalflash (Posts: 1588; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I am surprised because Apple doesn't believe in multiple sizes for anything. It is one size fits all or get the F out. Still, I think this is just a reactionary product to Google's Glass. They also strategically made other OEMs waste their money as well on stuff that no one wants.
25. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Like you said, "IF" one size fits all. Only reason to bombard the market with several sizes is to make more profit then actually take time to engineer a good product.
2. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)
Sounds weird. But I could see them offering it suit the most wrist sizes comfortably I guess.
3. 1113douglas (Posts: 189; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)
and guess whose displays they will be using????
Samsung, and LG
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10527; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
So what. We all know that, tell us something we don't know.
9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 911; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
cool story bro
even my pet dog knows that
4. LordCaedus (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)
I am wondering, what use would a smartwatch give me that is a must have? I don't see how anyone would need one. I may just be nieve.
12. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
cheating on a exam...
18. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
It had to be Korean herald reporting this, anyway I really think people may be underestimating this iwatch pretty much because of Samsung's gear
22. Blazers (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Samsung execs are probably smacking their hands against their heads and saying "DOH!" Hahahaha
24. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The iPod Nano 6 came in one size.
If you recall, both male and female users were wearing watch bands for that device. Me thinks the iPod 6 was a test run for the iWatch.
8. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
not sure what this hype about smart watches is. seems more like a luxury items and not very practical.
14. mattkl (Posts: 171; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
The same could be said about any smartphone. We could not play angry birds and live just fine. We could also not have a phone or text and wait like we did not too long ago to get home and talk face to face.
Don't forget we are just over intelligent animals, anything besides basic food and shelter was a luxury in the not to distant past. I prefer my luxuries. Just don't take the old ways for granted.
15. bibekpachhai (unregistered)
Smartphone are more than luxuries these days. It connects you with people all around the world, you can check up on people, it helps you navigate! Not everyone plays angry bird all the time in their smartphones.
16. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
well i do..other games than angry birds..
26. mattkl (Posts: 171; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
Being able to constantly keep in touch with people is a luxury the way I see it. Not being able to "check up on people" at the touch (or touchless) of a very sexy mobile button is not the end of the world for anyone, we just think it is.
Look, I'm hooked on tech as much or more than anyone, but I know if all phones were gone tomorrow, I'd still be fine. Just because you get anxiety not being able to update your facebook status doesn't make that action a necessity.
Feels like a luxury to me, and I like it, but still a luxury.
11. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
What happen to Sony's SmartWatch 2?
17. KillgoreTrout (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
This doesn't sound right. It is not as if companies like Samsung had a choice to make a smaller sized smart watch, but chose not to. However small a modern smart watch is, is exactly as small as the company can possibly produce. If there are two sizes, then either the smaller sized one woud likely be an inferior product with less capabilities or the larger sized one would have demensions that are actually larger than the inside compenents demand. I am very skeptical of the possibiltiy of a company releasing two smartwatchs that were different sizes but identical insides. However small they can make these types of devices in the near future, is exactly how big they will be. I doubt very much that they would alienate women by releasing a 'female' product that was inferior to the male version,
19. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I really like the part where you said it's not like Samsung had a choice, how do you expect companies to work on 'Samsung grounds'?
20. 9thWonderful (Posts: 230; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
well let's hope that this iWatch is free of the dreaded moisture condensation in the camera problem that the Gear has been plagued with.
21. DaHarder (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
What A Bunch of FUD/Bull!
I, two members of my family, and two friends have all owned/worn Samsung Galaxy Gears since the day they were released and experienced No Such Issues.
28. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 595; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Not bull at all, it depends on the weather:
27. Ashoaib (Posts: 1440; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Again apple a copy cat... why not bring iclock not to be a copy cat? :p