A report has suggested that Apple’s much-rumoured smartwatch, the iWatch, will come in two gender-specific sizes when it is eventually launched. The company’s first-ever wearable device is rumoured to feature a 1.7-inch OLED display for men, and a 1.3-inch OLED display for women, according to David Hsieh, the Vice President of the Greater China Market for DisplaySearch.
Rumours of an Apple smartwatch continues to gain momentum, as the expected launch date of the end of the year or early Q1 2014 edges ever closer. In the past few months, the company has roped in two former Nike execs, notably Jay Blahnik, who was also known as the company’s fitness guru. Rumours were also rife that Apple was ready to announce the iWatch at its recent October event. At the company’s FY13 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook also hinted of new products to come in 2014.
Developing gender-specific iWatches also seems to be a smart idea, and perhaps one learnt from Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which some females found to be too bulky for their tastes. The iWatch may also include biometric sensors, as well as having better energy management for longer battery life.