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Well, the iWatch Is Coming a Lot Sooner Than We Thought

Aug 27 2014 - 2:41pm

Just make our smartwatch dreams come true, Apple! The company filed for a watch-like patent [1] in 2013 — and gadget geeks have been anticipating high-tech iOS arm candy for some time now. Now, Re/Code is suggesting that the iWatch will be announced during Apple's Sept. 9 event [2], despite the fact that KGI analysts reported major production delays [3] for the new device.

Production for the watch will apparently begin in July [4], and sources at the manufacturing plant say that the device's display is rectangular, measures 2.5 inches diagonally, and features wireless charging capabilities.

It could be an efficient portal for Apple's new Health app [5], which launches with iOS 8 [6] in the Fall. The watch is rumored to have over 10 sensors [7], including ones that track health and fitness.

What could Jony Ive [8]-designed wearable tech look like? Many artists have taken a stab at imagining what Apple's iWatch would look like, but we think the concepts from these six studios are the closest to what will be the real thing.

Source: Todd Ham [9]

All-Clear Display

Source: Venestudio [10]

FuelBand-Inspired

Source: Todd Ham [11]

Initial Sketch of the FuelBand-Inspired iWatch

Source: Todd Ham [12]

Glossy White Cuff

Source: Ciccarese Design [13]

Glossy White Cuff

Source: Ciccarese Design [14]

Slim and Skinny

Source: Just Design Things [15]

Slim and Skinny

Source: Just Design Things [16]

A "C" Option

Source: Martin Hajek [17]

A "C" Option

Source: Martin Hajek [18]

A Very Early Concept

Source: ADR Studio [19]

A Very Early Concept

Source: ADR Studio [20]


Source URL
http://www.geeksugar.com/tech/iWatch-Concept-Design-34125729