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Apple iWatch to feature 2.5-inch curved display, goes into production ahead of October launch: Reuters

Apple’s manufacturing partner Quanta will start mass producing the iWatch in July, and the company is expected to launch the wearable device in October. Reuters has cited a source, who has revealed

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Apple’s manufacturing partner Quanta will start mass producing the iWatch in July, and the company is expected to launch the wearable device in October. Reuters has cited a source, who has revealed a few details about the iWatch.

According to the publication, the iWatch will boast a rectangular-ish form factor with a 2.5-inch display and a curved screen. The display will initially be supplied by LG. This is however in stark contrast to recent reports that claimed the iWatch would have a Motorola Moto 360-like circular form factor. As expected though, the smartwatch will feature a host of sensors for checking heart rate and other health activities. It will also connect to an iPhone for other functions like checking emails, texts and making calls. As for the battery, it will feature wireless charging capabilities.

Reuters further mentions that Apple has roped in Quanta to manufacture the smartwatch. Its partner, which has traditionally manufactured laptops and iPods for the company, will start mass production in July.

While there are certain discrepancies regarding the look and feel of the smartwatch, this report again mentions that the smartphone will be launched sometime in October, which is consistent earlier reports. It further mentions that the Cupertino-based company is bullish about its smartwatch and expects to ship close to 50 million units within the first year.

  • Published Date: June 20, 2014 11:42 AM IST
  • Updated Date: June 20, 2014 2:27 PM IST