iWatch said to have flexible display, wireless charging

As we get closer to Apple's media event next week, multiple publications, such as the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, have dug up details on the newest additions Apple is going to make to its array of products. While Apple has made no actual comment on this new speculation, several anonymous employees of the corporation have leaked details about the products coming from Apple, and their new features.

We have been hearing for some time that Apple has been building a watch and one of the more interesting aspects of the rumored device will be its display which is said to be flexible. This flexible display will likely be coated in Sapphire - a highly resistant and robust material already used on the faces of more expensive watches to prevent scratches.

Furthermore, Apple is said to use wireless charging to refill the battery of their new smart watch. The device is also said to feature heavy HealthKit integration that Apple released in June.

The iWatch is reported to feature wireless payment too - a simple technology already added to some Android phones, but a watch perhaps, is a more streamlined substitute for a wallet. In keeping with Moore's law, the iWatch will feature a miniscule processing chips that when combined, are smaller than a postage stamp.

Reports have indicated that the two new iPhones are to have larger screens to compete with popular android models put out by Samsung and HTC. The exact measurements are  4.7" corner to corner and the other 5.5", the larger of the two models will be the more expensive of the two. Also, the angular edges of the previous iPhones are said to be smoothed and rounded off to meet the forms of Apple's iPad range. In addition, the software on the new iPhones will feature a one-handed mode, which can be enabled and disabled, to make apps easier to use and typing more fluid with just one hand available.

Sources: New York Times  Wall Street Journal|Image: Mashable

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And once again the usual Apple haters are first to reply, very sad.

I think it's pretty obvious who the target audience is.

Cant wait to see it (if it exists) as long as it looks like a watch and not some bracelet or space age aluminium device i'm more than likely in, i feel naked without a watch.

I hate those mock-ups like the image on this article. If the display is shown perpendicular to your arm you'd have to twist your hand and arm in a weird way to align them to the plane of your eyesight.

I heard that unicorns fly out of it every time the alarm goes off. Also it reduces your age by 30% and causes candy to fall from the sky. I love the way that 95% of all these rumors are wrong, yet the tech press put them on the front page.

Edited by Xenon, Sep 4 2014, 9:43pm :

Xenon said,
I heard that unicorns fly out of it every time the alarm went off. Also it reduces your age by 30% and causes candy to fall from the sky. I love the way that 95% of all these rumors are wrong, yet the tech press put them on the front page.

How can rumors be wrong? I don't think people know the true purpose of rumors.

ctebah said,

How can rumors be wrong? I don't think people know the true purpose of rumors.

Rumor: Windows 9 to include pornographic wallpaper

See, that's how they can be wrong.

The definition of a rumour includes the possibility to be wrong, that's what a rumour is. So you cant have a false rumour, that's a double negative.

The watch is to have a flexible display behind a hard sapphire glass. Nice contradiction.

Except if this means the screen curvature is done using a flexible screen that is protected behind a rigid glass screen. Galaxy Edge style.

Not just meaning this about Apples device but if these catch on I'm sure hackers will eventually be getting paid by walking past people in crowded areas.

Dot Matrix said,
And again, just who is the target audience for this?

Words of a blind man. I said the same thing about tablets and check out how quickly that all got turned around once the iPad helped bring them into the mainstream.

Dot Matrix said,
And again, just who is the target audience for this?

I would say if rumors are true and apple truly focus on fitness aspect of iWatch, I would say they is already market for it. people buy nike fitness bands. they just have to price it right.

Dot Matrix said,

Sorry, no one I know wears a watch, let alone a smartwatch.

Sorry we forgot the world revolves around you.

I use the Pebble all the time. I feel naked without it. I love seeing my notifications on my wrist without having to pull out the phone. Also controlling the music while driving. I hope the iWatch is not a let down, I've been waiting for a while now.

Dot Matrix said,
Sorry, no one I know wears a watch, let alone a smartwatch.

Annnnd.. I'm done. You're just saying crap to annoy people at this point, or you legitimately don't know anyone outside of your home.

Dot Matrix said,
And again, just who is the target audience for this?

mostly people that don't hate Apple, i.e. more than you might think...

dead.cell said,

Annnnd.. I'm done. You're just saying crap to annoy people at this point, or you legitimately don't know anyone outside of your home.

I know quite a lot of people.

I am not surprised....
Similis c u m similibus

PS Neowin please fix your censorship tools... if you really need to use them....

Edited by Cosmocronos, Sep 4 2014, 10:44pm :

dead.cell said,

Words of a blind man. I said the same thing about tablets and check out how quickly that all got turned around once the iPad helped bring them into the mainstream.

I don't see how blind people would have much use for an iWatch unless it speaks the time.

Dot Matrix said,

Sorry, no one I know wears a watch, let alone a smartwatch.

You obviously aren't around Professionals everyday. I see them all the time at hospital charity events and meetings. Once you find a job that requires a nice suit, I'm sure you'll notice some nice watches.

neufuse said,

iCultists

If Microsoft were to release a smart watch I'm sure the "Microculties" will follow also. Yes I know that word sounds just as ridiculous as your icultists. ;-)