Let’s be honest. The reason you haven’t bought a smartwatch yet is because you’re disappointed with all the puny 1.6 inch screens. If a report from Reuters is to believed, Apple may have the answer.
Apple is said to be planning to launch an iWatch with a 2.5 inch screen in October. According to the report mass production could start in July.
Of course, Apple wouldn’t be the first company to put an enormous screen on you wrist. The Neptune Pine and Rufus Cuff Android smartwatches also have sizeable displays. But it’s kind of hard to picture a company with Apple’s design chops following suit… unless the company has figured out a way to make big, wearable screens attractive.
Anyway, if any part of the Reuters story is true, I suppose we’ll find out more about the iWatch this fall.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Report: Apple iWatch coming this fall, toting a 2.5 inch screen
The watch reportedly has a “slightly rectangular” screen with an arched shape, supports wireless charging, and has a touchscreen user interface. Quanta will manufacture most of the devices for Apple and the screen comes from LG. [Reuters/CNBC]
- Microsoft to bring remote lock, wipe features to Windows Phone
Lose your phone, and soon you’ll be able to remotely lock it down or wipe all the data… just like you can already do with an Android or iOS device. [Microsoft]
- Apple’s new $1099 iMac has 8GB of RAM… but it’s not upgradeable
The good news is that there’s a new cheaper iMac in town. The less good news is that you’d better be happy with the out-of-the-box specs. [OWC]
- Jolla’s Sailfish launcher for Android (called Jolla Launcher) will be available for testing next week
Want a taste of Sailfish OS without actually buying a Sailfish phone? Soon you’ll be able to try out the Jolla launcher app on your Android phone. [Jolla]