Analyst: Apple’s iWatch will sport round design

iWatch concept with circular display

Analyst Brian Blair of Rosenblatt Securities in a new research note to investor claims that according to his supply chain sources, Apple’s rumored iWatch will feature a round face like a traditional watch, and Motorola’s Moto 360 smart watch. Many people have been expecting the iWatch to sport a rectangular or square face.

The report also notes that Apple’s iWatch will come with a slimmer profile, which doesn’t come as a surprise given the company’s obsession to make devices thinner.

The report claims that Apple will begin production of the iWatch in July, which indicates that it could go on sale in September or October, and possibly along side the hot anticipated iPhone 6.

According to the report, Apple is planning to produce 21 million units in the second quarter, which seems quite a lot for a new product.

Blair also believes that Apple will produce multiple models of the iWatch, including a model with sapphire display. This is in line with last month’s report, which claimed the iWatch will come in two sizes, with the top end costing several thousand dollars.

The watch is said to include a number of biometric scanners that will support the upcoming “Healthbook” application, include pairing with iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and sport an NFC chip, a “fashionable appearance,” and a thin design not yet seen in the smart wearable space.

We’ve already seen quite a few iWatch concepts with circular display like this onethis one and this one, which generated positive comments from our readers. Would you prefer the iWatch to come with a round face or you prefer a rectangular face? Let me know in the comments.

[via Business Insider]