Numerous reports have revealed the beginning of mass production of 2.5 inch iWatch in July,ahead of an October commercial launch.
The smartwatch might measure at 2.5 inches diagonally with a slightly rectangular face, reports Reuters, citing sources acquainted with the product. The smartwatch is expected to swell slightly from the band to create an arch shape, and will include a touch interface and wireless charging.
The smartwearables are currently gaining traction as a lifestyle and well-being gadget due to its ability to collect data about the user’s heart rate and other health-related metrics, in addition to facilitating tasks like checking e-mail and making phone calls. iWatch is also expected to interface closely with the iPhone and iOS 8, providing users with at-a-glance notifications and information. If true, the announcement of an iWatch would mark Apple’s first newly-created product since the introduction of the iPad in 2010.
Taiwan’s Quanta Computer is currently producing a trial run of the smartwatch and mass LG Display is got to be the exclusive supplier of the screen, which is in line with previous rumors. Along with providing an array of health-related information via sensors, Apple’s iWatch is also expected to interface closely with the iPhone and iOS 8, providing users with at-a-glance notifications and information.
If any company can figure out the smartwatch paradox, it’s Apple. But the company will need to move quickly–and keep an eye trained on the competition from Samsung, Sony, and LG. At Google I/O conference, Google just gave demo of LG’s G Watch, which runs the Android Wear OS. It essentially puts the highly acclaimed Google Now digital assistant on the user’s wrist. Chief Executive Tim Cook has promised repeatedly that he would launch “exciting” new products this year, but patience has started decline.
The keys to any iWatch success will be simple elegance and performance. How easy will it be to use apps on the extremely limited screen of a 2.5-inch display? How will Apple overcome ongoing wearable monsters like Bluetooth dropouts and short battery life?
We are hoping that Apple’s entry into the field of smart wearables will be a game-changer that transforms the industry like the company’s iPhone did in 2007.