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Apple iWatch specifications reportedly confirmed ahead of September 9 launch

With less than a week to Apple’s mega event, the iWatch’s looks may still be a mystery, but we may finally have some idea about the specifications of the wearable device. KGI Securities analyst Mi

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With less than a week to Apple’s mega event, the iWatch’s looks may still be a mystery, but we may finally have some idea about the specifications of the wearable device. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the specifications of the iWatch in his latest research note, 9To5Mac reports.

According to Kuo, the iWatch will launch in two different versions — one with a 1.3-inch display and the other with a 1.5-inch display. This is in contrast to earlier reports that claimed the smartwatch would come with bigger 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch displays. It is also smaller than some of the other smartwatches like the recently announced Samsung Gear S, which flaunts a 2-inch display.

Additionally, both the variants of the iWatch will feature 512MB of RAM, and an impressive 8GB internal storage, which is double of what the Gear S offers.

While there is no way of confirming this news, besides waiting for September 9, Ming-Chi Kuo has had a decent track record when it comes to revealed Apple-related information.

From what we know so far, the iWatch will be deeply integrated into iOS 8 and will support NFC alongside health and fitness features — to monitor user’s heart rate, hydration among other things. It is also said to feature wireless charging, and will be priced around $400, with cheaper variants too expected. As for availability, the iWatch is rumored to have been delayed till next year.

  • Published Date: September 4, 2014 8:28 PM IST