Apple will release three versions of the iWatch in the third quarter this year, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports (via GforGames). The smartwatches will be available in two different sizes; the first version will sport a 1.6-inch display, while the other two versions will reportedly have a 1.8-inch one.
In case you were wondering why there will be three versions, here is what the Economic Daily’s sources say: the main difference between the two 1.8-inch versions is that one of them will incorporate a sapphire glass display.
The rumour contradicts earlier reports that claim Apple has pushed back mass production of the highly anticipated smartwatch to November. Furthermore, the sources haven’t mentioned a fourth size-the alleged 2.5-inch model, as hinted by Reuters.
There is a lot of confusion over both the iWatches, you may recall that last year Bloomberg said Apple would launch it sometime in the fall — but it never materialized. This year, different sources have mentioned a possible October release, but Apple’s plans may have changed over time.
The report also revives the rumour of a possible partnership with TKP, as a supplier for iWatch — and possibly the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This is in light of the claim that the device will reportedly use silver nanowire touch screen technology, which was developed by TKP in a strategic alliance with Nissha Printing.