Apple’s iWatch could arrive with a round face, Moto-360-style


How much has been said about what to expect from Apple’s first smartwatch? Rumors about this so-called iWatch have been fierce for months now, and it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing something about the hardware: different sizes, sensors, designers, displays… are Apple’s plans really so varied and fluid, or is speculation fueling a lot of this as well? And for as long as this project has supposedly been in development, where’s the hard evidence? Well, we’re still probably at arm’s length from getting to the truth behind Apple’s wearable ambitions, but today we do manage to pick up one new tantalizing detail, as an analyst report claims that the iWatch will arrive with a circular face.

A round display threatens to be wasteful to fabricate and correspondingly more expensive than rectangular components, but as the public response to March’s announcement of the Moto 360 plainly established, circular-screened smartwatches are eye-catching models that consumers are excited to see arrive. In one sense, Apple would be remiss if it didn’t offer at least one circular option.

Compared to the Moto 360, the analyst behind this report claims that Apple’s watch would be even thinner. Don’t count on seeing it at WWDC, though; we’re also told that production wouldn’t begin until July or August.

Source: Business Insider
Via: phoneArena
Image: Zapitoo

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!