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Apple’s iWatch Coming in Multiple Sizes, Includes Over 10 Sensors

Apple will introduce multiple versions of the rumoured iWatch this fall, sources familiar with the matter have told the Wall Street Journal. Slightly contradicting Reuters’ sources, the WSJ has heard that the iWatch will be available in multiples screen sizes and have more than 10 sensors on board.

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In line with previous rumours, the newspaper says Apple’s smartwatch could launch as early as October, and production will begin in two or three months at Quanta Computer, the iPhone maker’s assembly partner. The exact tech specs are as yet unknown – the development phase has already been completed, but mass production has yet to start.

However, the gadget is being held back (aka is not being manufactured yet) because it needs to be certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Citing Apple insiders, the Chinese Laoyaoba (via G4Games) reports the iWatch will include a wide range of biometric sensors, including heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose sensors. Furthermore, Apple is said to be working on a sweat analysis sensor for the iWatch in-house.

Another source at a component supplier said iWatch shipments are estimated to be between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of 2014.

Both the WSJ report and the Laoyaoba report add additional information to an earlier Reuters’ article, which claimed the iWatch would sport a surprisingly big 2.5-inch display, and feature wireless charging.

Apple is widely expected to introduce the iWatch at an October event.

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  • Tim

    You should list the source in your headlines so that it doesn’t appear like you are stating confirmed facts… something like “Apple’s iWatch Coming in Multiple Sizes, Includes Over 10 Sensors – Wall Street Journal”

  • Al

    Blood glucose? I find that really hard to believe.

  • Al

    Incidentally… I am going to be soooo broke this fall.

  • Aaron

    Tim…I COMPLETELY agree.

  • Crosseyedmofo

    as a hypochondriac i really dont want most of these features

  • iFone

    Multiple sizes? NO.
    Apple is well known for having minimum # of skus.
    Geez, they released only one iPhone each year for 6 years! They will for sure not have multiple sizes for a product launch.

  • WatDah

    That’s exactly why he doesn’t.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    I hope there’s a you’re-too-fat-stop-ordering-domino’s-pizza-you-tubby sensor.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    We’ll do our best to make things clearer next time, thanks for your feedback Tim.

  • Al

    That’s really short-sighted. A watch is a fashion accessory. It’s different, so different rules apply. It would seem logical that they will have at least two styles (male/female). They might also have a variety of wrist strap “upgrades” (assuming it used a conventional strap).

  • iFone

    I agree – a watch is a fashion accessory. A smart-watch is a gadget.
    There may be additional accessories like interchangeable wrists, as you suggest, but different screen sizes? No.

  • WatDah

    Agree.

  • Al

    LOL … literally.

    A smart-watch is not JUST a gadget. It’s cosmetic as well, and Apple will treat it as such. Chances are, Apple will not only make something fun for gadget heads, but they will take it a step further and attempt to make wearing a watch common place again. It’s just logical business sense. And this is what Apple does. They’re re-inventing the watch, and you can’t do that with just one!

    Therefore, it makes sense that they will, at the very least, cater to both men and women – which typically means different sizes, or at the very least least feminine and masculine styling. And, it wouldn’t surprise me if they also had different colours…. Perhaps to match the new iPhones – perhaps something completely different.

    The point is… If they are ever going to go SKU crazy, THIS is the product to do that with.

  • iFone

    The point is you’re dreaming! But hey, this is a free country so dream on.

  • Al

    Ohhhhh!… Way to hit back with an intelligent, well thought out, response.

  • Anon

    As far as the actual iWatch screen, I see them more likely going the “unisex” route, designing a single watch size that can be used for both m/f, with a choice of colored bands. They may eventually come out with different sizes with later iterations. I also see a trend with women now wearing large “men size” watches (my gf’s watch is actually slightly larger than mine lol). I guess we’ll see.

  • http://www.oaxis.com GJ Yong

    Support your point. A smart-watch is a gadget, the Core part should be an unisex type then they will partner with multiple fashion company to come out with different “accessories” for it, they combine the strength of different fashion brand will be a better PULL factor for them to attract all different fashion brand’s supporters. For example if they team up with Nike then they can get the majority market share for the sports wear and they can also team up with others like GA, Coach, MK etc…