Apple is anyway in the news for the last one year concerning its brand new iPhone 6 handset that's coming up. However, much of that limelight has also been shared with what is set to be Apple's first-ever wearable tech in the form of the new iWatch. And leaks and rumors have shown the device actually exists.
Apple is currently expected to launch the new wearable today, alongside newer versions of its iPad and iPhone. In fact, new rumors are claiming that it will come in male and female versions, with flexible screen sizes of 1.3 and 1.5-inches.
Apparently, the iWatch, similar to the new iPhone, is also expected use the well known NFC technology for communication purposes. This would allow the wearable to be used as a credit card as well as for monitoring health. According to the New York Times, it will also have wireless charging capabilities.
Smartwatches are currently coming in a host of shapes and sizes. Some of them offer black and white screens, while some are big, bright and curved. However, the real test in this regard is to offer a tech that will surpass all others released before it.
Nonetheless, all roads lead to the upcoming September 9 event that's set to happen for the release of the handset and the concerning wearable. But before all comes out in the open, here are the 10 top rumors to relate to.
Big Internal Space, Not So Big RAM
Apple's iWatch has been in news for quite a while, even though not more than the new iPhone itself. Rumors are claiming that the new Apple wearable could arrive with 8GB of internal storage. However, the RAM offering is stuck at 512MB. Maybe that's good enough for a wearable, or is it?
More Sizes on Offer
Numerous rumors have spoken about several different factors related to the new iWatch. In fact, it's a widespread belief that the iWatch will come in two sizes, with a 1.3-inch and a 1.5-inch screen as it wants to appeal to both men and women.
Wearable with NFC
Apple is yet to play around with the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. But all those notions are set to change with both the new iPhone and iWatch coming with support for NFC. Android did it way back, and it's about time Apple too got into the act.
Sure the new iWatch will be present for users to check out all their notifications and other health related data. But few other rumors in the mix have also claimed that the wearable will also be utilized as a remote for 'smart' home gadgets.
The Entire Inspiration
Several iWatch leaks in the past have pointed to Nike FuelBand SE-like fitness tracking and biometric sensors. And that's only normal since the new wearable will be competing against its other Android counterparts. But we are sure that will be a reality for the device on release.
Others rumors related to the Apple-made wearable have claimed that the iWatch will end up with a 1.6-inch display. That's slightly larger than the square-shaped iPod Nano 6G. But that's still to be taken with a pinch of salt until we see the official product.
Better Sapphire Protection
The iWatch has been rumored time and again to arrive with sapphire glass protection. And although the tech has also been rumored for the new iPhone (with the protection moving from just the camera to the overall display), the wearable stands a better chance of offering it.
What will be powering the new Apple smartwatch? Seriously, we don't know. But a renewed partnership with ARM is on the cards. And that could only be true since Apple is anyway expected to bring out the next iPhone with an A8 chip.
The iWatch was recently speculated to come with more than 10 sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, compass, heart-rate monitor, and more. That's the overall job of the new Apple wearable, isn't it? So we are expecting to see all those embedded.
Going by what its Android counterparts have done until now, expect Apple to offer upgraded waterproofing for the new iWatch. And there's no reason to believe otherwise since smart wearables will in time be subjected to all the natural elements. And it needs to effectively stand up to them.