Biggest Apple iWatch leak so far: CAD drawings show ‘the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date’

We've been engulfed in what seems an endless stream of leaks and rumors, but when it comes to Apple’s newest category of devices, the iWatch, we've only read about it, but not seen a single illustrative image.

This changes now, a day before the iWatch is expected to get unveiled. CAD drawings and schematics of the new iWatch have surfaced on Reddit revealing the following:

  • iWatch to have a microphone, speaker and support Siri
  • Flexible multi-touch screen to add a new twist to the UI
  • No lightning connector or other ports (likely, all wireless)
  • Battery will last over a day
  • Waterproof to about 20m
  • 8 models total to be unveiled, 4 ‘colors’ in 2 sizes

Right below, in the images, you can see a large round hole - that’s where the ‘sensor plate’ will allegedly reside, and that part will be in contact with the skin. This, of course, means that the iWatch will after all be able to take measurements like the heart rate.

You can also see that there is a missing part on one of the sides of the watch, and that’s where the watch's crown will be positioned.

Finally, this latest leak claims that Apple plans to kick off mass production in January. Interestingly, the leaker calls this ‘the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date’. We would not be surprised if that’s indeed true.

source: reddit



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If they charge 1000 $ from the iPhone, what will this be? 10 000 $?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

A revolutionary innovative product should be at that price. /s

15. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i agree, but the iphone hasn't been revolutionary or innovative since the iphone 4 and they're still charging those prices. they'll charge a bomb regardless of the end product.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

i watch it flop.

28. steedsofwar unregistered

Exactly. I would even argue that the iPhone 4 wasn't even revolutionary. Sat nav on your mobile phone was revolutionary. Google did that. The mobile phone was revolutionary in making the telephone go with you. Motorola or ericsson did that. Wireless charging, NFC payments, curved displays, flash enabled full desktop internet browsing experience, photosphere amongst other things were not done by Apple. These aforementioned things were the first steps that made people do things differently than before. New ways, different ways and better ways of doing things that replaced old ways. iPhone made the cellphone fashionable. Fashion is too subjective to call revolutionary. Popularity of the cell phone could even be attributed to Nokia in the good ole days or even Samsung now for flooding the industry.

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

I say Nextel revolutionary god I miss it

29. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

It's called,"sarcasm."

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well that's why android wear isn't that price.

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well I think this just comes down to poor management from a multi-billion dollar company like Apple. /s

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

$399 (16GB) :D

3. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I like what I see... but what am I seeing?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You're seeing the components from the iWatch. OMG, the components are revolutionary!

23. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Love is blind.

4. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

What's this? Rectangle with circular display?

8. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

iPod shuffle?

11. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

iPod Shuffle 4th Generation?

13. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Looks like it; the worst of both worlds! :-o

5. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

iwatch of the year

9. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

I wouldn't touch any iphone with a barge pole. But I am excited about the iwatch. I think Apple might for once TRULY unveil a ground breaking device.

12. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Groundbreaking imho should be also if it interacts with devices other than iDevices

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Umm...what am I looking at? Specs sound promising though.

14. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Poor workers at fox conn and who is the supplier again?

17. alexsupertramp unregistered

mmm...okay...(clicks next pic)....mmm...okay...(clicks next pic)....mmm...okay...(clicks next pic)....mmm...okay...(clicks next pic)....but what the fuchs did i just see goddammit

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm like scratching my head saying the same thing. Is it circular or a shuffle watch?

18. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

it´s about time that apple teaches them again =)

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iWatch should be pretty sweet. I see the haters are out in full force today.

30. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

They will be more tomorrow. And the day after, and the week after, and the month after, and until an awesomer smartwatch like the next Moto 360 comes out to grab their attention.(Also, the Moto 360 is probably going to be awesome. The first one was.)

22. Josebr86

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Correct me if I'm wrong.. But the picture at the top of this article its just a fan concept art, its not the actual leak..

24. Spariant

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

‘the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date’ LOLWUT? seriously? the most complex and expensive product?

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I guess building a bugatti veyron is a lot easier and cheaper to build than a smartwatch lol

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