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Apple’s iWatch to feature a '2.5in rectangular screen' when it arrives in October

Much bigger than the Samsung Gear 2's 1.84in display
Fri Jun 20 2014, 10:36

LG Android Wear G Watch in Stealth Black and Champagne GoldAPPLE'S INCOMING iWatch reportedly will feature a 2.5in rectangular display, despite previous speculation pointing to a 1.5 in circular screen.

These latest rumours come via Reuters, which has heard from "a source familiar with the matter" that Apple's iWatch will sport a large 2.5in display - much bigger than the 1.84in screen on the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, and a far cry from previous speculation that claimed Apple was planning 1.3in and 1.5in iWatch designs.

Despite speculation that the iWatch will look like the Moto 360, if these latest rumours are to be believed the iWatch will look more like the LG G Watch pictured.

The anonymous source added that "the watch face will protrude slightly from the band, creating an arched shape," and claims that it will also arrive with wireless charging capabilities - hinting that this might also appear in the next generation iPhone.

While the source didn't spill any further details about the device, the Wall Street Journal has also heard some gossip about the so-called iWatch, reporting that it will feature "multiple" designs, complete with varying screen sizes - seeming to add doubt to talk that it will feature a 2.5in display. The report adds that the smart watch will "include more than 10 sensors, including ones to track health and fitness", which likely will tie in with Apple's iOS 8 Healthbook application.

According to previous speculation, Apple's iWatch will be available in two versions - one designed for men, and the other for women - and will feature a battery sized between 200mAh and 250mAh that will "outperform" other smartwatch batteries.

Reuters added that the iWatch will go into production next month, ahead of its rumoured announcement in October. This suggests that Apple's first wearable(s) won't debut alongside the iPhone 6, which is tipped to arrive in September, and could appear at an iPad launch event instead.

The iWatch likely will see an imminent release following its anticipated October unveiling, with Apple reportedly planning to sell 15 to 20 million by the end of the year, and 50 million in its first year of release. µ


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