Biggest Apple iWatch leak so far: CAD drawings show ‘the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date’
posted by Victor H. / Sep 08, 2014, 9:17 AM
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
the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to dateRight 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.
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If they charge 1000 $ from the iPhone, what will this be? 10 000 $?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:20 AM 12
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A revolutionary innovative product should be at that price. /s
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:23 AM 7
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.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 6:44 PM 1
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I like what I see... but what am I seeing?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:23 AM 7
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What's this? Rectangle with circular display?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:25 AM 11
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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.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:35 AM 0
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
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 11:01 AM 9
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it´s about time that apple teaches them again =)
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 11:17 AM 4
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iWatch should be pretty sweet. I see the haters are out in full force today.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 12:45 PM 4
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.)
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 7:06 PM 0
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‘the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date’ LOLWUT? seriously? the most complex and expensive product?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 2:05 PM 1
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