A report from the Economic Daily, which has had better reliability than most Chinese news sites (although should still be treated with relative skepticism), suggests that the iWatch will launch in three distinct models (via GforGames). Rumors of multiple iWatch SKU’s have been circulating for months now, including last month in the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, the report says that there will be one iWatch model with a 1.6 inch display and two different models featuring 1.8 inch panels. According to the report, one of the 1.8 inch models will feature a sapphire display.
Although such a range of products is unusual for new Apple product launches, but some have speculated that it may be necessary due to the fashionability of such a wearable. The report says the products are set to be released in the third quarter. Last week, analyst Ming-Cho Kuo said that the iWatch will enter mass production in November, featuring a flexible AMOLED panel with a sapphire-glass coating.
Interestingly, the report also mentions that the fabled larger-screened iPad Pro is still in development and will be released around the end of the year. Corroborating news about such a device have fallen off in recent months, however, so the reliability of this claim is particularly questionable.
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