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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11 Comments

1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Lol not again. 1.3 will be used a seller for 1.5 Like 5c helped in increasing sales of 5s

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Hmm.. so I will hold off buying Moto 360 till Sep 9th I guess.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you can' t work a android wear with a ios device , and the i watch will only work with apple stuff , unless you plan to buy it for the looks

4. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You honestly think an iWatch will work at all with an Android device? Go ahead and wait then. Hope that Moto 360 isn't back ordered for months.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The problem is that if your phone is running Android, you will most likely can't use the iWatch because it's only compatible with iOS.

10. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

they were still hiring peeps for the watch team six weeks ago. there will be no watch on sept 9.

11. jc914

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

more like 2015.

5. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

I heard it also comes in sh#t brown

9. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I heard you are an awful troll

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, I remember all the hype about the iWatch getting unveiled at WWDC months ago. Hopefully history doesn't repeat itself. I am interested to see if Apple brings anything unique, exciting, and innovative to the table.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple maps and Apple TV all over again. What happened to Apple TV btw? Did the big cable companies threaten to bomb them or did they realize only Samsung and LG are equipped to make a living off of razor thin margins? I am guessing Apple realized that they can't sell a 720p set for the same price as a 4k tv in that industry and backed out. Here is hoping they back out here too because nobody wants them jacking up the prices for all other smart watches.

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