- Nov 27, 2012
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According to Unwired View, which cites the Korea Herald, Apple will be using two different sizes for its upcoming rumored iWatch device - a larger 1.7-inch display targeted at men and a smaller 1.3-inch option for women. The information that Apple could be planning two separate sizes for its iWatch first appeared last month, when NPD DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh offered an overview of Apple's display plans for future devices.
Hsieh said at the time that Apple appeared was looking to source both 1.3-inch and 1.63-inch flexible AMOLED displays with resolutions of 320 x 320 pixels. Now, at a recent conference, the analyst provided more details, saying that the new sizes are meant to cover two distinct genders. Kim Ji-hyun and Shin Ji-hye from the Korea Herald said the following:
Apples wearable iWatch is expected to come with a 1.7-inch OLED display for mens watches and a 1.3-inch OLED screen for women, David Hsieh, DisplaySearchs Vice President of the Greater China Market, said at a conference today in Taiwan, citing Apple sources. Apple has not officially announced the launch, but the iWatch ― Apples first wearable device ― is expected to be rolled out as early as the end of this year, given CEO Tim Cooks latest remarks confirming new product categories. It is yet to be confirmed whether the displays will be flexible but sources said it was a possibility, since Apple will want to upstage Samsungs Galaxy Gear.
Stasys Bielinis with the UnviredView says that the wearable industry is a new one for Apple and the company needs to come up with an original uproach:
Wearables is a completely new category which may require an original approach. And it certainly makes a lot of sense. Contrary to the electronic gadgets, there is usually a very distinct differences between traditional mens and womens watches. And one of the biggest differences is size. If Apple decides to launch separate iWatch models for men and women, it will simply be following the lessons learned during the centuries of traditional watchmaking.