Apple wearable will be range of smartwatches with varying screen sizes
Production to start next month: WSJ
Apple Inc's forthcoming smartwatch will be launched as a range of devices with different screen sizes and designs, Reuters reported, citing the Wall Street Journal.
The devices are slated for an autumn launch and will feature an LG-made rectangular display measuring 2.5 inches diagonally. The curved watch-face will protrude slightly from the band and will come with a touch interface, wireless charging and pulse-monitoring features.
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta will start volume production of Apple's wearable tech next month, according to independent reports from WSJ and Reuters. The device range's name has yet to be confirmed as "iWatch".
Other vendors, such as Samsung and Sony, have beaten Apple to the punch on wearables, but adoption of their devices has not been widespread. Earlier this year, amid criticism over Apple's recent failure to launch a game-changing product, CEO Tim Cook reminded the industry that Apple had not been the first to produce a smartphone or a tablet. Cook, who had previously promised "new categories" from Cupertino this year, said it was more important to "get it right than to be first".