WSJ: Apple's iWatch will come in different shapes and sizes, with more than 10 sensors

WSJ: Apple's iWatch will come in different shapes and sizes, with more than 10 sensors
Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal claims today that the iWatch will come in more than one design version. The publication states that Apple will introduce several screen sizes, too, so it's not exactly clear if the design language of the wearable will stay one and the same, just with smaller and larger displays, or each chassis will be different in shape and form as well. We've been hearing for a while that Apple is testing many screen sizes for its fancy ticker, and more recently a 1.5" iWatch and a 2.5" wearable were bandied about, so there might indeed be merit in this latest rumor.

This goes to show that Apple is pulling out all stops when it comes to the iWatch, and not introducing a device it considers beta, like Apple TV, just to test the waters. The WSJ sources indicate that Apple has laden the iWatch with no less than 10 sensors, including health and fitness ones, in order to make it superior to existing smartwatch efforts. The team from Cupertino apparently has tried to address the chief criticism against current wearables, like Samsung's Gear line, or Sony's SmartWatch one, that those don't provide functionality you don't already have on your smartphone.

Thus, Apple has evidently tried to make the iWatch not only look good, but also provided unique functions that come in addition to, as opposed to duplicating smartphone features. As for the health and fitness sensors, Apple's new Health app and SDK hint at what might be included in the new iWatch - pulse, blood pressure and pedometer functionality, even glucose metering have all been speculated, and we can't wait for the first design tips to start flooding our inboxes. Still, the supply chain sources commented that the final specifications are still being ironed out, and yet Apple plans to ship between 10-15 million iWatch units by the end of the summer, ready for the fall announcement, and the eventual October release date.

source: WSJ



1. FingerMyApple unregistered

cant innovate anymore my @$$ :)

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Doesn't seem very innovative to me. Just making the existing ones a lot better.

6. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

The current ones only exist because of Apple, the other companies knew what Apple was up to, so they all tried to be the first to the market, but they are all fails.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol I love those delusions.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LMAO plus one.

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

triangle, hexagon, pentagon just kidding

3. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

WSJ, you get some stuff right, but three years ago you cited "people familiar with the matter" and claimed Apple would have two iPhones, one much bigger than the other - we got the 4S lol. Last year you also cited "people familiar with the matter" and said they'd release their smartwatch... we got the iPhone 5S. These companies just come up with bs, because simply put it's EASY to predict what will come next, either this time round or next year.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

WSJ is just desperate for a iwatch.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hush! You're just desperate for green thumbs.

12. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Everyone is desperate for it, because only apple can nail it down correctly. Before the launch of iphone, no one could figure out how to make a good smartphone, same was the case with ipad, it started the era of modern tablets, same as iphone started the era of modern smartphones...... And rest assured iwatch is going to start the era of better smart wears.............

5. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

They sound amazing! The wait will be difficult.

11. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I really doubt about different shapes... Apple does NOT know how to do this... Its macbook, imac, iphone, ipad - All look the same over the years...

13. ricco

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I hope this will have good stand-by potential. I read that LG G-clock will have 36h stand-by time. Last Casio clock I owned there were a string with text: 10 year battery. Ok, it lasted 3-4 year out of the box. I do not need clock with battery for 3 days. Ok, only if wireless charged and coming with charger.

14. gbtech

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

At every Samsung event ifans said that 'samsung copied apple' , but when it comes to smartwaches who has heart rate monitor pedometer camera and ir blaster first? , apple, of course but they don't release yet beacuse they want another manufactores realese them first for starting a new ifight as usual (be careful samsung , motorola .lg or sony if any of you realese a circe watch desing ,you're entry in a epic ifight!!!)

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