Rumor says Apple's iWatch will come in both men's and women's sizes

Rumor says Apple's iWatch will come in both men's and women's sizes
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.

The rumor says that Apple is working on a 1.7-inch watch, which would be aimed more towards men, and a 1.3-inch watch designed for women. The idea comes from Display Search analyst David Hsieh, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple rumors. Although, we would mention that there is no real proof to support this idea, and Apple does have a long track record of testing out multiple sizes for new devices before settling on one design. 

The general thinking on Apple is that it doesn't usually launch with too many different options, especially when it comes to size. Of course, that idea about Apple is one that has been held-over from the Steve Jobs days. These days, we have an iPad mini (which Jobs swore would never happen... until it did) and rumors that Apple is working on new larger sizes for the iPhone as well. 

The iWatch isn't expected to launch until next year, so for now we're still stuck in rumor territory, and we'll just have to wait on real info. 

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28 Comments

1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 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: Aug 25, 2013

Sounds weird. But I could see them offering it suit the most wrist sizes comfortably I guess.

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

and guess whose displays they will be using???? Samsung, and LG

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what. We all know that, tell us something we don't know.

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

cool story bro even my pet dog knows that

10. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Even God knows that...

4. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Naive.

12. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

cheating on a exam... Just saying...^_^

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart move apple.

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung execs are probably smacking their hands against their heads and saying "DOH!" Hahahaha

24. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: Aug 01, 2013

not sure what this hype about smart watches is. seems more like a luxury items and not very practical.

13. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Maybe..

14. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 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: Nov 12, 2013

well i do..other games than angry birds..

26. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 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: Nov 12, 2013

What happen to Sony's SmartWatch 2?

17. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 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: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 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 unregistered

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Again apple a copy cat... why not bring iclock not to be a copy cat? :p

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