Rumor says Apple's iWatch will come in both men's and women's sizes
posted by Michael H. / Nov 13, 2013, 7:50 PM
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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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 7:57 PM 3
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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 11:26 PM 1
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and guess whose displays they will be using???? Samsung, and LG
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 8:09 PM 2
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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 8:10 PM 2
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Smart move apple.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 8:23 PM 2
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not sure what this hype about smart watches is. seems more like a luxury items and not very practical.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 8:42 PM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:17 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 10:44 PM 0
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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,
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 9:52 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 10:17 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 13, 2013, 10:54 PM 3
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Not bull at all, it depends on the weather:http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/pr
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:39 PM 0
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