Apple iWatch said to come in two sizes: 1.3” and 1.5”, include gold option

Apple iWatch said to come in two sizes: 1.3” and 1.5”, include gold option
The most anticipated smartwatch this year, the Apple iWatch is once again said to get officially unveiled at Apple’s event next week, on September 9th at the Flint Center in Cupertino. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that the iWatch will indeed come in two sizes targeted to the different genders: a 1.5” one and a 1.3” model. In comparison, we could say that the Pebble smartwatch features a 1.26” display, so the iWatch could be similar in size in its smaller model, but there would also be a larger timepiece available. All of that information comes from sources in the supply chain that Kuo is well connected to, but is far from being official.

Other revelations about the iWatch is that it’s shaping up to be a fairly powerful device for its class with 512MB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. Having 8GB of storage is a very heavy indication for the fact that the iWatch will store data locally, and might be more independent from the iPhone than many expect.

So far, there is no clarity on the display form (round or rectangular), nor on the materials, but Kuo takes a guess that Apple will go with a rectangular watchface and aluminum for the material, something that it’s so well known for using. The analyst also mentions there will be a gold version of the fancy gadget.

Speaking of actual functionality, expectations are that the iWatch will be packed with sensors that will peek from its rear side and take vitals like heart rate from your wrist.

Finally, Kuo does reiterate what seems fairly obvious now: the iWatch will only be unveiled now, but it will arrive on store shelves only in 2015.

source: KGI via 9to5Mac

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