Analyst: Apple iWatch to come with 1.7″ and 1.3″ screens for men and women

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Apple’s iWatch has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now, and we are finally beginning to hear some details about the mystery device. Even though there is still no solid evidence Apple will release the iWatch in the coming year, we’ve been hearing quite a lot about something that hasn’t even had a leaked image yet. According to the Korea Herald, NPD DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh followed up on his report from last month by unleashing several new details about the Apple iWatch. Hsieh noted that Apple is developing the iWatch with two different screen sizes, including 1.7″ and 1.3″ versions for men and women, respectively.

Apple’s wearable iWatch is expected to come with a 1.7-inch OLED display for men’s watches and a 1.3-inch OLED screen for women, David Hsieh, DisplaySearch’s Vice President of the Greater China Market, said at a conference today in Taiwan, citing Apple sources. […]

It is yet to be confirmed whether the displays will be flexible but sources said it was a possibility, since Apple will want to upstage Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.

Hsieh noted in his previous report that Apple will be created these screen sizes on flexible AMOLED displays with resolutions of 320 x 320 pixels, which is a rumor we’ve heard before. Even so, we still don’t know what the device will look like, how it will function, or what type of software it will be running. Apple may be taking this in the direction of a fitness device, though a device that models some functions from the iPhone may also be present.

Along from Hsieh’s comments, the report mentions Apple may even be looking to release the iWatch later this year. I think Apple has already stabilized its product line-up for the holidays and will introduce the new iWatch at a special January event (similar to iPhone and iPad), especially because it is a brand new product line. It is even possible it will arrive late next year alongside the next generation iPhone, with Apple’s “iTV” plans reportedly being pushed until 2015.

Read [Korea Herald] Via [MacRumors]

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  • Truffol

    Perhaps named the iWatch and the iWatch XL? With new wearable gadget territories like the smartwatch, manufacturers really should figure out how they can fit into our day-to-day lifestyle rather than focusing on specs. Samsung didn’t really think it through IMO hence the high return rates with the Galaxy Gear – people just aren’t used to speaking with their watch and looking like a lunatic.