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

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  • Reply 41 of 110
    atlapple wrote: »
    Users already want a larger iPhone screen do you really believe they are going to manage all that from a 2.5 inch screen? I don't see it.

    Sounds like a good answer to Samsung's Gear: a wrist toy for novelty gadget fans in search of a need. But that's not Apple's thing.
    atlapple wrote: »
    All computer technology not just Apple's trickles down from Mainframes.

    I'll be sure to thank the mainframe for the punch card reader and green screen terminal built in to my iPhone. ;)

    But if you mean hardware, that hasn't been true in a long time. If anything, modern mainframes are now influenced by developments for PC and mobile hardware, such as CMOS, low power consumption, better thermal properties, etc. In fact, a number of modern mainframes are using commodity Intel x86 server chips and Linux.
    atlapple wrote: »
    The iPod Nano has a 2.5 inch screen and having it sitting in front of me that is a freaking huge screen on your wrist. How is the average female going to manage a 2.5 inch screen? On the average male that would wrap around the entire top part of his wrist.

    If it is the same size and shape as the current iPod nano, then I would agree with that.
  • Reply 42 of 110
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Instead of rounded corners it's cornered rounders.

    I thought it meant "almost square" (close to 1:1 aspect)
  • Reply 43 of 110
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

     
    When it comes to being a rectangle it either is or it isn't. There is nothing slightly about a defining a rectangle.


    I was looking for the name of a four sided shape that had two pairs of opposing sides of equal length but the sides were truncated circles sort of like a Reuleaux triangle but with four sides instead of three. I don't think there is a name for this shape.

     

  • Reply 44 of 110
    grbladegrblade Posts: 93member
    I assume "slightly rectangular" means slightly more elongated than a square. Probably 8x10.
  • Reply 45 of 110
    mstone wrote: »
     I'm pretty sure I'm not buying an iWatch. My iPhone screen is already too small. I can't imaging trying to read text on a watch screen. Perhaps it will be useful for telling time, but I don't really care what time it is and my iPhone already does that.

    If that's all it did, then I would agree: it is not worth producing. So, if the rumors of its existence are true, it has to do more than show text or tell time.

    I would argue that it has to do much more. It should do things that cannot otherwise be done with a phone, or would be too awkward for a phone. And whatever that something is, it must be important to "most people", not just novelty-craving gadget fans, as Samsung seems to have pursued with Gear.

    Again, this is just inference. I don't know what Apple is doing.
  • Reply 46 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    mstone wrote: »
    I was looking for the name of a four sided shape that had two pairs of opposing sides of equal length but the sides were truncated circles sort of like a Reuleaux triangle but with four sides instead of three. I don't think there is a name for this shape.

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="44776" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/44776/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 147px; height: 170px">

    Let's name it…
    • Squareuleaux
    • Reuleaux Square
    • Mstone Rectangle
    • Convexed-Sided Rectangle
    • Arched Rectangle
    • Parabolined Rectangle
    • Euclidiean Rectangle

    Depending on if it has two curved sides or four (although i guess it could be 1 to 4 as well as convex and conceived):
    • Half/Full
    • 2-Sided/4-Sided
    • Dyad/Tetrad
  • Reply 47 of 110
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AtlApple View Post

     

    Users already want a larger iPhone screen...


     

    Who says? Prove it.

  • Reply 48 of 110
    bobschlobbobschlob Posts: 1,074member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     
    Originally Posted by BobSchlob View Post

    Edit: Hey, how come 3 dots (dot dot dot) comes out all messed up, as it is after the word "loud" up above? I only have that problem here.

     

    So you posted from appleinsider.com and not forums.appleinsider.com, right? The comment field on the site proper has always been broken. It can't handle anything but the most rudimentary ASCII.


    Thanks for explanation.

  • Reply 49 of 110
    citycity Posts: 522member

    Im thinking that it could be almost 2 inches wide (horizontal on the arm) with a comfortable flexible screen on a velcro ban. What ever the form, I trying to figure out ho Apple is going to persuade me to buy one, but they will.

  • Reply 50 of 110
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mstone View Post



    I was looking for the name of a four sided shape that had two pairs of opposing sides of equal length but the sides were truncated circles sort of like a Reuleaux triangle but with four sides instead of three. I don't think there is a name for this shape.







    Let's name it…

    • Squareuleaux

    • Reuleaux Square

    • Mstone Rectangle

    • Convexed-Sided Rectangle

    • Arched Rectangle

    • Parabolined Rectangle

    • Euclidiean Rectangle


    Depending on if it has two curved sides or four (although i guess it could be 1 to 4 as well as convex and conceived):

    • Half/Full

    • 2-Sided/4-Sided

    • Dyad/Tetrad


    It can be defined much like the Reuleaux triangle so we should be able to find its area. 

  • Reply 51 of 110
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    It is the same as slightly square but since this reporting comes from the left coast where nobody wants to be square, it is slightly rectangular!
    yojimbo007 wrote: »
    And what is a slightly rectangular???
    These reports are getting Ridiculous!
  • Reply 52 of 110
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
  • Reply 53 of 110
    512ke512ke Posts: 782member

    Below is BUSINESS INSIDERS's take on this exact same story lol.

     

     

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

     

    The watch, which remains unnamed but which company followers have dubbed the iWatch, will be Apple's first foray into a niche product category that many remain skeptical about, especially as to whether it can drive profits amid cooling growth in tech gadgets.





    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/iwatch-screen-size-2014-6#ixzz358I2j4i8

  • Reply 54 of 110
    yojimbo007yojimbo007 Posts: 1,165member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Instead of rounded corners it's cornered rounders.

    LOL.....
  • Reply 55 of 110
    yojimbo007yojimbo007 Posts: 1,165member
    Samsung trolls on board again ...When will they give up !
  • Reply 56 of 110
    tjwolftjwolf Posts: 424member
    No way Apple would come out with something as chunky as a 2.4" display - that's ridiculous! Everyone is expecting elegant - not elephant!
  • Reply 57 of 110
    yojimbo007yojimbo007 Posts: 1,165member
    wizard69 wrote: »
    It is the same as slightly square but since this reporting comes from the left coast where nobody wants to be square, it is slightly rectangular!

    Lol.....
  • Reply 58 of 110
    atlappleatlapple Posts: 496member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    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!

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    Sounds like a good answer to Samsung's Gear: a wrist toy for novelty gadget fans in search of a need. But that's not Apple's thing.

    I'll be sure to thank the mainframe for the punch card reader and green screen terminal built in to my iPhone. image



    But if you mean hardware, that hasn't been true in a long time. If anything, modern mainframes are now influenced by developments for PC and mobile hardware, such as CMOS, low power consumption, better thermal properties, etc. In fact, a number of modern mainframes are using commodity Intel x86 server chips and Linux.

    If it is the same size and shape as the current iPod nano, then I would agree with that.

    So you know for certain the iWatch is going to be any different than a novelty gadget? Did you have dinner with Tim Cook last night? You don't know anything about this watch and what it's going to offer on the first generation model. 

     

    I have been an programmer for IBM since 1989. I've seen the technology moved downward. RAID was begin used on mainframe systems back in the early 90's. The true implementation of cache was also being used back in the last 80's. The technology you mention was still an evolution from MVS to OS390 to todays Linux for Z Series. Most network protocols hardware/software like routers started back in the early 90's in the mainframe network arena. Not much in 2013 I would say everything is starting to level out. 

     

    I don't believe the iWatch is going to be like Samsung Gear however we have no clue how long it's going to take to evolve. The questions about how a one size fits all device is going to work is a valid question. I also believe that Dr. Dre was brought to Apple to work on wearable devices because there was a fairly solid rumor he already had a project going in that direction. Could be wrong but it would make sense if that ended up being the case. 

     

    Even the threads on Apple forums when it comes to wearable hardware doesn't seem to gather insane interest. Unlike the pre iPad rumors. 

  • Reply 59 of 110
    n2macsn2macs Posts: 87member
    atlapple wrote: »
    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. 
    What about the "Pebble"? It had the largest funding ever on Kickstarter. There are people out there that will want this so called iWatch.
  • Reply 60 of 110
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,272member
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