The Apple Watch's screen-to-body ratio may be slightly smaller than previously advertised

The Apple Watch's screen-to-body ratio may be slightly smaller than previously advertised
It seems that the Apple Watch's screen-to-body ratio might be smaller than what we saw in the trailer, which premiered at Apple's keynote in September.

The Cupertinians have updated the introductory video today, both on their YouTube and the Apple website, and a vigilant user, who goes by the Twitter name Khaos Tian, noticed that the screen does not take as much space on the device's front, as it did on the previous video. The comparison is made by using a screenshot, where the watch is shown at the same angle and same distance, displaying the same picture on-screen. One could see that the older vid showed a slightly longer and wider screen area, compared to the new one.

Now, obviously, these promo videos are renders and it's very easy to assume that the previous vid was created before the Watch was in its final form, or at least before the graphic design team could get its hands on it for a 1:1 copy.

Do you think that the smaller display is a deal-breaker?


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14 Comments

1. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

You're not WATCHing it right.

8. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Charisma level: iLegendary

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7225; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Everyone including Apple is avoiding the actual screen resolution of the Apple Watch (iWatch). What is the resolution? I guess we should know that the resolution is not going to be greater then what is currently out their (Android Wear and Gear smart watches).

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hahahahahaha. :)

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think it's just crap regardless of screen size.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm still curious how the zoom function works. I know you can rotate the crown to zoom. But how does it select the picture you want to zoom? Do you scroll thru all the pictures with the crown first and the click on the one you want and then zoom?

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Who cares? As long as it's not to big and provides functionality with a decent battery who is going to notice a slight change. Ask the question now! Since the Moto 360 watch came out who cares about any of the current Samsung watches or the ugly LG watch.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As we've already seen on Kimmel, you can just slap an Apple logo on a $10 Casio digital watch and people would still buy it and call it amazing.

12. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

With the magic of editing and selection of subjects you can find people to say almost anything you want them to.

13. willard12 unregistered

7. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

may be slightly smaller.. "slightly" smaller.. The difference is HUGE. Take in consideration an already small device with huge bezels, and now increase bezels, reducing screen ratio. (bringing popcorn for a new iFail)

9. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

The Apple Watch IS a deal-breaker.

11. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Up next! A 6 inch screen iWatch! Give it a few years :D

14. Mrmark

Posts: 388; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I just don't know what to say about that. Lol

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