Apple's iWatch said to be available in "multiple screen sizes"

iWatch concept image

Following a report yesterday that the the long-rumored Apple iWatch will be released in October, featuring a "slightly rectangular" 2.5-inch display, new details have emerged today, suggesting that more than one version of the device will be released, with an array of sensors on board.

The Wall Street Journal claims that the device will come with multiple screen sizes available. It is possible that Apple plans to continue the trend it started with the iPhone 5c of offering a lower-cost model in addition to a more premium version.

By including ten sensors in the device, it appears that Apple has tried to address the criticism that other smartwatches, like the Samsung Gear, have received of not providing enough functionality that their phone didn't already offer. The ten sensors could offer everything from heart rate monitoring through to blood pressure monitoring, which would align with Apple's renewed focus in this area. The new Health app in iOS 8 allows devices and services to track and monitor various health- and fitness-related metrics.

The WSJ cited a "person at a component supplier" who said that shipments of the iWatch models are projected to reach between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of this year. 

Source: WSJ | image captured from iWatch concept video by ConceptsiPhone

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I dont know so many people are saying g that the concept isn't even possible. Duh. When u go to the auto show and see car concepts, the car they actually end up with always falls way short.

Why would u expect anything else? After all a concept.is an idea...not a reality.

The concept is awesome. Actually making something similar isn't impossible. It's just wouldn't be affordable by many.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
It's just wouldn't be affordable by many.

The ones who can afford it are the target audience. Suckers with too much money.

Highly unlikely it would be Apple who would release such, but yes. After all, you guys find everything negative t say about Microsoft, Google and pretty much every OEM that is broadcasted on this site. Why should Apple be left out?

More shameless astroturfing.

Would it be too much for you guys to stop using fan mockups which are trying to make this thing out to be far more than what it is going to be?

It isnt going to be transparent, huge, or any of this sci-fi crap these renderings keep trying to infer, but with every breathless contradictory rumor fluff post, we get yet another one.

Moto 360 is still the best looking smart watch. Yes, this is a concept, terrible at that, but we shall see what Apple comes up with.

I am going to get a smartwatch. Just so I can set it on a table, record video of people around me, and irritate those paranoid about tech like Glass.

My bet is that all these "experts" who talk about there being an iWatch and a 5.5" iPhone will be wrong. It seem to me they pull all these rumours of our their a**. My guess is there will be no iWatch and for the iPhone 6 you'll be lucky if they go with anything bigger than a 5" screen.

A 5" screen on a smartphone would be really groundbreaking tho. Good work Apple. Looking forward to seeing this and will be buying one for sure.

I never said it needed to be ground breaking. Also this just isn't a comment to defend Apple but all smartphone manufacturers when people complain saying that's not much innovation but never give an example as to what that would be. I mean its going to be a rectangle with a screen, s**t do you expect them to release a round phone or something?

Jaxkesa said,
A 5" screen on a smartphone would be really groundbreaking tho. Good work Apple. Looking forward to seeing this and will be buying one for sure.

It was groundbreaking when every OTHER manufacturer did it years ago. I hope your comment was sarcastic and not serious.

What is it with the iWatch and completely impossible concept renders? Is there some kind of competition to see who can do the least likely concept?

They are trying to sell people an narrative that this thing is going to be something straight out of sci-fi in order to get people excited for an Apple product. Not one of these concepts are even remotely possible, except for the MOTO 360 ripoff rendering.

It is a blatant form of free advertising for that company, while you see nothing remotely like this for anyone else. Lots of the tech blogs are doing this, as they've always shilled for Apple in the past in order to put their products on a pedestal while bashing the same products from other companies. They use rumor stories that shove ever feature under the sun into this thing, knowing that most of the rumors are fake because many of them contradict each other, but as long as they can push the idea that it will have EVERYTHING then they feel they are helping Apple sell it, and maybe they will get rewarded with a review sample or an invite to an Apple event.

NeowinTruth said,
They are trying to sell people an narrative that this thing is going to be something straight out of sci-fi in order to get people excited for an Apple product. Not one of these concepts are even remotely possible, except for the MOTO 360 ripoff rendering.

It is a blatant form of free advertising for that company, while you see nothing remotely like this for anyone else. Lots of the tech blogs are doing this, as they've always shilled for Apple in the past in order to put their products on a pedestal while bashing the same products from other companies. They use rumor stories that shove ever feature under the sun into this thing, knowing that most of the rumors are fake because many of them contradict each other, but as long as they can push the idea that it will have EVERYTHING then they feel they are helping Apple sell it, and maybe they will get rewarded with a review sample or an invite to an Apple event.


I do not see how these rumors are " free advertising" for Apple; in the reality they are exactly the opposite: Pushing unrealistic expectations can only damage the launch of any product.

Cosmocronos said,

I do not see how these rumors are " free advertising" for Apple; in the reality they are exactly the opposite: Pushing unrealistic expectations can only damage the launch of any product.

Well, they're spreading awareness for a possible new product, so I guess that counts as free advertising?

elenarie said,

Well, they're spreading awareness for a possible new product, so I guess that counts as free advertising?


Not exactly, they are spreading rumors about " an unicorn": unrealistic design, able to do everything etc. etc. If and when such device will launch the reaction will be " That's it?"....

Cosmocronos said,

I do not see how these rumors are " free advertising" for Apple; in the reality they are exactly the opposite: Pushing unrealistic expectations can only damage the launch of any product.
really? It hasn't hurt the iPhone very much.

How many times have we heard ifans exaggerating features they hope the next iPhone will have? The renders and concepts give people hope not of having those exact features, but having something unique that would make the iPhone stand out.

after all, how do hype the term Retina Display when it means absolutely nothing. After all, now that phone have almost double the PPI using standard resolutions, the iPhone display is rarely talked about like it use to be.


Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
really? It hasn't hurt the iPhone very much.

How many times have we heard ifans exaggerating features they hope the next iPhone will have? The renders and concepts give people hope not of having those exact features, but having something unique that would make the iPhone stand out.

after all, how do hype the term Retina Display when it means absolutely nothing. After all, now that phone have almost double the PPI using standard resolutions, the iPhone display is rarely talked about like it use to be.


While I do not know with certainty if all the rumors about coming iPhones have negatively affected sales I can assure you that have not helped, less than ever boosted, sales. A quick check of people comments on the subject posted on this site will show it to you.