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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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Apple's iWatch Pegged for 2015 Debut in Two Sizes With 8 GB Storage, Multiple Material Options




KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note today with updated information on Apple's rumored iWatch wearable device. Echoing earlier reports, Kuo believes Apple will unveil the iWatch at its upcoming September event, with sales starting in 2015. This early announcement would create a buzz about the product and provide developers with adequate time to prepare apps for this new device.

2.5-inch iWatch concept from SET Solution with curved, rectangular display
According to Kuo, the iWatch may have a rectangular design and will include 8GB of internal storage with 512MB LPDDR3. The wristwatch will be available in two screen sizes of 1.3 and 1.5-inches in order to accommodate different wrist sizes. Apple may use between two to four different casing materials, with aluminum and gold as two likely options.
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The fact that wearable devices don't need much memory explains our prediction of an 8GB version with 512MB built-in memory. We expect casing material to be of 2-4 different types, with aluminum the most likely as it has been widely used in Apple products. A gold casing option is also possible, to add a luxury image to the product. We believe iWatch will be rectangular in front/ panel side shape. And lastly, like some other wearable devices, we expect there to be a number of holes on the back side of the device that can be used to monitor users' vital health signs such as heart rate.
Rumors have suggested the iWatch will include several sensors to monitor vital health statistics such as heart rate, sleep activity and more. The band likely will sync with the iPhone and integrate with iOS 8's Health app, which will produce a comprehensive health profile using health and fitness data compiled from a variety of third-party sources.

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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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Sure! As long as it does not look anywhere close to that render.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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How long until the statement "You're wearing it wrong" becomes a thing on the forums?
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:30 AM   #4
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Knowing the storage size doesn't say much with regards to anything since we don't know the kind of media if any will be put on it.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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Could we please get a round up of all Ming-Chi Kuo's reports for the iPhone and watch? I'd love to see them all lined up.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:31 AM   #6
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in b4 all the "it needs 2GB of RAM" posts..
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:31 AM   #7
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Hmmm I'm about to pull up statements that Ming has said that have turned out to be completely false.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:31 AM   #8
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Could we please get a round up of all Ming-Chi Kuo's reports for the iPhone and watch? I'd love to see them all lined up.
They're splitting them into articles ATM, you must wait!
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:31 AM   #9
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Plastic tape will be one of those materials.

And 8gb? There is no space for that. It will use everything from your iPhone over Bluetooth, right?
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:32 AM   #10
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I'm liking the sound of an iWatch more and more and look forward to seeing it introduced.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:33 AM   #11
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512mb ram?

Oh, please.

I ain't touching iWatch unless it has 2GB RAM.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:33 AM   #12
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If Macrumors would stop reporting KGI Securities analysts who guess and Digitimes reporters who lie for clickbait that would be great.

By the way Macrumors, the iWatch won't be announced September 9th. If we're reporting on guessing/lying nowadays maybe you should report on that.

But you probably earn millions reporting on ******** so it's fine.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:33 AM   #13
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So far every iwatch I've seen looks like its trying to find a solution to a problem that doesnt exist.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:35 AM   #14
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:35 AM   #15
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Looking forward to the iWatch reveal more than the iPhone 6. Apple has done a great job keeping this one under wraps.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:36 AM   #16
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8gb in the bottom of the range iWatch when the bottom of latest iPhone comes in 16gb (bottom of range)

Pull the other one. Ming and your fortune cookie predictions

How many more before macrumours says enough and starts ignoring him?

if you read his predictions its a joke. Its like trying to cover all your bases with a statement so you can appear right, informed and intelligent. Its poo
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:36 AM   #17
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What is Kuo basing these predictions on? Just throwing crap at the wall hoping something will stick?
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:36 AM   #18
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If Macrumors would stop reporting KGI Securities analysts who guess and Digitimes reporters who lie for clickbait that would be great.
Not going to happen. So best to like MR for what it is.
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At this point, just wait until the 9th. I'm getting tired of all this.
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in b4 all the "it needs 2GB of RAM" posts..
Don't forget Octo-core CPU, a 50x 1080p display
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What is Kuo basing these predictions on? Just throwing crap at the wall hoping something will stick?
I assume so yes.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:37 AM   #22
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I really hope it doesn't look like any of the mockups. They are all so hideously ugly. The one in this article looks like an ipod nano with a wriststrap.

And I really hope it is not rectangular. If it is, Switzerland will be fine for a long, long time.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:37 AM   #23
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Kuo is just guessing around and hoping that something will become true.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:37 AM   #24
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He just regurgitates what he already said. This time I think he just guessing, just like everybody else
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:39 AM   #25
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Have Kuo been right even once? If i remember correctly about all his reports i would assume he has a failure rate of over 90%, atleast.
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