Rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' to have 'slightly rectangular' 2.5" display, wireless charging

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  • Reply 21 of 110
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    sog35 wrote: »
    or a stroke.

    I guess some people rather be ignorant than alive

    It's not ignorant to want to live a life not based on hypochondria.
  • Reply 22 of 110
    tleviertlevier Posts: 104member
    Of all the concepts, I like the ones that look thin like a Nike Fuelband. After that, it's the circular-faced elegant design. Any of these others and I don't think I'd wear it.

    Watches don't really hold any "fashion" sway with me - I never liked wearing watches (mid-90s), even before everyone stopped wearing watches. (2001) When people asked me why I didn't have a watch or wear a watch or wouldn't want a watch, I said that my pager / cell phone had a clock on it. If my cell phone can do it, I'll refuse to wear a watch.

    So, with that said, a lot of functionality will be required to get something on my wrist. Apple touts nature (generally) when designing products. I can't believe they'll unnecessarily tether a product to our bodies just for a few bucks. It has to be an enhancement and purposeful, and something that we don't notice - or gets in our way.
  • Reply 23 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    yojimbo007 wrote: »
    And what is a slightly rectangular???
    These reports are getting Ridiculous!

    Instead of rounded corners it's cornered rounders.
  • Reply 24 of 110
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,729member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post



    There has to be more to the iWatch than just health tracking. Apple would not likely sell millions of these things if it was just that.

    The killer app(s) will be the frameworks that allow third parties to create useful functionality. My guess is that the medical and fitness aspects will be the major sellers. You don't need a wearable to speak, text, browse, etc.

     

    Voice commands could be a big seller for the geeks though I suspect that invoking Siri and telling her to dim the lights in the dining room and turn up the volume on the TV will always be slower than doing it manually ;)

  • Reply 25 of 110
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post



    There has to be more to the iWatch than just health tracking. Apple would not likely sell millions of these things if it was just that.



    There may be a lot of fat and obese people in the world who NEED a device like this, but they won't buy it just for that.



    What's the killer app for the iWatch? It has to be convenience or a new feature we didn't know we couldn't live without. THIS is the true secrecy of the iWatch.

    Well, they haven't sold ANY yet all those "millions" are in various analysts dreams so who knows?

  • Reply 26 of 110
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member

    Am I the only one that thinks that if Apple does indeed have an iWatch in production, they should move it to Q1-Q2 2015 instead of this fall? Seems like this fall is going to be extremely packed with new iPhones, iPads, iOS8, 10.10, new Macs (Macbooks/Apple TV/Mac mii), etc etc along with the usual rush of Christmas. Seems the iWatch would pack a much bigger punch if they had a special event early next year. Do they really want it competing for attention with all the other stuff? Also would give people something else to look forward to, instead of blowing their whole load in a couple months.

     

    I know "delaying" it will have investors/analysts shrieking for blood, but to me it seems the most pragmatic move, both for Apple's benefit and that of consumers.

  • Reply 27 of 110
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post



    What's the killer app for the iWatch? 

     

    The 'killer app' is a fake heart rate monitor that flat lines when you are trying to get a reading... </s>

  • Reply 28 of 110
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tlevier View Post



    Of all the concepts, I like the ones that look thin like a Nike Fuelband. After that, it's the circular-faced elegant design. Any of these others and I don't think I'd wear it.



    Watches don't really hold any "fashion" sway with me - I never liked wearing watches (mid-90s), even before everyone stopped wearing watches. (2001) When people asked me why I didn't have a watch or wear a watch or wouldn't want a watch, I said that my pager / cell phone had a clock on it. If my cell phone can do it, I'll refuse to wear a watch.



    So, with that said, a lot of functionality will be required to get something on my wrist. Apple touts nature (generally) when designing products. I can't believe they'll unnecessarily tether a product to our bodies just for a few bucks. It has to be an enhancement and purposeful, and something that we don't notice - or gets in our way.

     

    The fact that a watch form-factor is:

    1. Hands-free

    2. A glance away

    3. Always with you

     

    Is extremely powerful, and the application possibilities are endless for anyone with a bit of imagination. 

  • Reply 29 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    rot'napple wrote: »
    The 'killer app' is a fake heart rate monitor that flat lines when you are trying to get a reading... </s>

    I'd like the killer app feature be wireless charging that will pull power over-the-air when it's near Android phones and Windows computers. Just suck them dry!
  • Reply 30 of 110
    atlappleatlapple Posts: 496member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    You have no VISION.  Glad you are not running Apple.


    It isn't about vision, there are actual physical limits to how big you can make a device that you are going to wear as a watch. Also the other side needs to have vision. If you are going to get rid of keys then you need the auto industry to buy into the vision. People would need to invest in home appliances and devices that can be controlled by an "iWatch". 

     

    People aren't going to be pulling garage door openers out just to replace them with an iOS compatible openers. The last question is how do you build a one size fits all watch? Everyone wanted smaller devices now they decided sometimes small is just too small and are moving back to bigger phones and asking for tables with bigger screens. 

     

    I doubt this rumor is true because Apple would have to design a watch that can accommodate men and women of all sizes. The balance on this is going to be hard. Wearable devices can not be one size fits all. 

  • Reply 31 of 110
    Samsung is gonna say Apple copied their watch if rumor is true then later we will find out how Samsung secretly learned what Apple was making and copied/first to market it....lol.
  • Reply 32 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Samsung is gonna say Apple copied their watch if rumor is true then later we will find out how Samsung secretly learned what Apple was making and copied/first to market it....lol.

    That seems to be their MO.


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  • Reply 33 of 110
    tleviertlevier Posts: 104member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

     

    The fact that a watch form-factor is:

    1. Hands-free

    2. A glance away

    3. Always with you

     

    Is extremely powerful, and the application possibilities are endless for anyone with a bit of imagination. 




    That's exactly what I mean.  Those aren't features that will put it on my wrist.



    Features that will put it on my wrist:

    1) Waterproof

    2) Elegant

    3) Wireless /  Bluetooth

    4) Wireless Charging (Charging from body and sunlight)

    5) Sensors Sensors Sensors

    6) Applications to make use of ^sensors

    7) Accuracy



    (i.e. Body Temp, Weather Temp, Heart Rate, GPS, Speed, [bodybug calories], etc etc etc)

  • Reply 34 of 110
    Can't wait!
  • Reply 35 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    wurm5150 wrote: »
    2.5" screen size for a wearable device? That sounds like something Samsung would make..
    2.5" isn't exactly 'wearable'.

    You can't say that because without an aspect ratio or a length of at least one axis you have no idea of the display area or its relative size. 2.5" with a curved and elongated display is very different than a round or square display.

    For example, 2.5" 1:1 is 1.8" ×1.8" which is 3.12" sq for a square or 2.54" sq for a circle. For 16:10, like in the approximated image below it would be 1.3" × 2.1" which is 2.81" sq. Go even further, like with Cinemascope at 1:2.35 and you have 1" × 2.3" which is 2.25" sq. And then beyond that, say 1:5 ratio for something like that bracelet mockup AI usually posts and you have a 0.5" × 2.5" which is only 1.2" sq, but I bet that would be quite a bit more than 2.5" at that aspect ratio.


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  • Reply 36 of 110
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,273member
    yojimbo007 wrote: »
    Slightly rectangular as opposed to very rectangular? Lol

    Please lord let it not be a stretched squircle.
  • Reply 37 of 110
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

    Am I the only one that thinks that if Apple does indeed have an iWatch in production, they should move it to Q1-Q2 2015 instead of this fall? Seems like this fall is going to be extremely packed with new iPhones, iPads, iOS8, 10.10, new Macs (Macbooks/Apple TV/Mac mii), etc etc along with the usual rush of Christmas. 


    In the long run we'd all be a lot better off without Christmas. I've really come to dislike that holiday. It just screws everything up with family budgets, travel congestion, drunk drivers, religious tensions, kids off from school, etc. What a pain in the ass. Mandatory greeting cards for businesses...Bah humbug!

     

    Also, why don't students go to school year round? The kids just forget everything they learned the year before over the summer and the parents have to pay for childcare for three months while they both work. When the family goes on vacation the kids can use the Internet to stay up to date at school.  Everyone else only get 2 weeks vacation. Do the teachers really need 3 months off? Come on, they can get a substitute for a couple weeks during the year. No more back to school sales either.

     

    That way Apple can just release products when they are ready instead of cramming everything into the 'Fall' selling season.

  • Reply 38 of 110
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,273member
    chadbag wrote: »
    Come on folks. "Slightly rectangular" means almost square, but not quite. When looking at form factors for such devices, you would need more than just "square" or "rectangular" to talk about it since rectangular covers a whole heck of a lot of territory. This is not math class.
    We know that the hypotenuse will measure aprox 2.5 inches :p
  • Reply 39 of 110
    mejsricmejsric Posts: 152member
    I predict Samesung will release another watch this August bigger than that.
  • Reply 40 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    chadbag wrote: »
    Come on folks. "Slightly rectangular" means almost square, but not quite. When looking at form factors for such devices, you would need more than just "square" or "rectangular" to talk about it since rectangular covers a whole heck of a lot of territory. This is not math class.

    Regardless of what the writer intended it to mean it's a ridiculous choice of words.

    Now for math class: All squares are rectangles.

    A better use of the terminology would be to say a narrower aspect ratio (as opposed to a wider aspect ratio) or just say it's close to being square. When it comes to being a rectangle it either is or it isn't. There is nothing slightly about a defining a rectangle.
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