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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.