Apple’s rumored iWatch has been a hot topic for quite some time, spanning at least a couple of years now, but the Rumor Mill has been adamant that this is the year it will finally land on the market. A new report suggests it’ll launch in time for the holiday shopping spree, and sport some interesting features.
Several details regarding Apple’s still-rumored wearable have surfaced, some of which we have seen before. According to a new report from Reuters, the iWatch will boast wireless charging, as well as feature a plethora of sensors inside of it, some of which will be able to read the wearer’s pulse. As you can imagine, the unnamed source also states that the iWatch will have a touchscreen interface, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
One key feature, though, goes a bit above-and-beyond what we’ve heard in the past. While some rumors have stated that the wearable will have a display that measures around 1.5-inches, this new report suggests that it will have a screen measured in at 2.5-inches. Moreover, it will apparently “protrude slightly from the band,” and have an “arched shape.” That’s certainly an interesting design detail, and a little hard to picture in the mind if it is indeed the way Apple will go.
The report mentions the shipping expectations Apple has in front of the new wearable, too, and they’re lofty to say the least. They’re expecting to ship 50 million units in the first year of its release. As a reference, Apple sold 71 million iPads throughout the entire year of 2013, so if that number is accurate Apple’s got some high hopes for their wearable.
We’ve heard in the past that the iWatch will launch in October, and this new report apparently confirms it. Are you looking forward to buying Apple’s first wearable?[via Reuters]