Apple's iWatch slated for October launch with a 2.5in screen

iWatch concept image

Apple's iWatch has been circling the rumor mill for many months but with each new week, it seems that details emerge to make it a bit more concrete. This time around, Reuters is saying that the iWatch will have a 2.5 inch display, wireless charging and of course will be touch friendly.

Taiwan's Quanta Computer will reportedly be building the device and it is expected to start producing the watch in July ahead of an October release. The source of these rumors said that Apple expects to ship a massive 50 million watches in its first year. If true, that means that Apple is, unsurprisingly, very confident in its watch formula considering that Samsung's attempt has not done so well.

LG is tagged as being the company that will be supplying the screen for the device, which is said to be "slightly rectangular" and will create an arch slightly above the band. Inside the device will be multiple sensors, one of which will be able to measure a user's pulse.

The watch will likely run a version of iOS and have tight integration with iPhones and iPads.

The last new hardware device from Apple was the iPhone 5c in 2013 and that was not an entirely new device for the company. The iWatch is the first device in several years to enter a new market for the company and all eyes will be on Tim Cook to see if he can generate the same amount of hype as Steve Jobs' was able to do.

Source: ReutersImage via Gizmorati

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