2.5-Inch iWatch Concept With Curved, Rectangular Display Demoed in New Video

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Two weeks ago, Reuters released a report suggesting the iWatch's screen might measure in at 2.5-inches diagonally. The rumor came as a bit of a shock, because previous reports had all pointed towards a device with a much smaller display, in the range of 1.3 to 1.7 inches.

    Previous concept images and videos have all centered on designs with smaller screens in line with past rumors, but SET Solution has created a new concept video demoing what a 2.5-inch iWatch might look like.

    While it is hard to determine the size of the watch in the concept video given the lack of a reference point like a wrist, the slight curve to the display and the rectangular shape are also design details that were provided by Reuters. According to the site, the iWatch will protrude slightly from the band to create an arch shape that will fit around a wrist, and the face is expected to be "slightly rectangular."

    Very little is known about the iWatch's user interface and operating system, aside from rumors suggesting that it will run a version of iOS 8. The iPhone-style app display in the video is pure speculation, as are the device's dimensions and battery life.

    In addition to a 2.5-inch display size, the iWatch may also be available in smaller variations, as rumors have pointed towards multiple sizes and styles to fit a wide array of fashion preferences. The device is also expected to include multiple health and fitness sensors, wireless charging, and access to features like Messages and notifications through iPhone/iPad integration. Currently, rumors are pointing towards an October release date for the device.

    Article Link: 2.5-Inch iWatch Concept With Curved, Rectangular Display Demoed in New Video
  2. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    let's hold hands and pray that the iwatch isn't that large
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2014
    All these concepts are just trying to recreate the iOS on the wrist. The moment you try to set out on that goal, it just doesn't work.

    I'd be disappointed if my iWatch was just iOS with health sensors.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    Wow. You might as well just slap a iPhone 4 on your wrist. Way to big.
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
  6. justperry, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014

    macrumors 603


    6.1 cm is way too big, it even won't fit many/most guys wrists.

    Edit: In the video it's 6.1/2.54 = 2.4 "

  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2009
  8. macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    Gamma Quadrant
    I'm starting to have my doubts. I know this is a concept, but 6 day battery life in a profile of THAT size hmmm. If Apple can't 'get it right' they just won't do it, and if the early reviews of Android Wear are any indication -- they aren't worried yet.

    I'm beginning to prepare myself for the biggest gasp of 2014 when they announce the iPhone 6 and there's no 'One More Thing.'

    How is it possible for there to be zero leaks whatsoever if it really were to launch in October. Best kept "secret" since the 2007 iPhone.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010

    Remember in 2006 when people making "iPhone Concepts" were all convinced it would just be a big iPod that can make phone calls?

  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    The idea that the iWatch will be a miniaturized iOS device is off base. I see the device using a set of APIs similar to CarPlay. Yes it will have sensors, etc., but it will essentially mirror data from the iPhone in a very set and well defined manner. I think we can safely assume the "app grid" will not be making its way to the watch face.
  11. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    yeah no thx you that doesnt deserve to be called a "watch"
  12. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2005
    I'm sure a lot of the iPhone concepts which floated about before it was announced in 2007 were basically iPod derivatives. This is what's happening again. Mini iPhones for your wrist. I really hope it's something more original.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2005
    Decatur, GA
    Maybe I'm alone in this, but I don't want a watch that does the same things my phone does. I'd love having a watch that shows the time and indicates GENERALLY if I've received important text messages/emails (Subject/Sender) or calendar alerts. But I don't want to interact with a watch all the time for everything I do with my phone.

    I'd much rather a watch track my steps, activity, heart rate, that kind of thing, and offer some utility in terms of showing me important things. But the minute my watch is telling me it's time to check the crops in Farmville all is lost.
  14. macrumors regular

    May 22, 2002
    Can't imagine apple'd fundamentally change the paging interaction, as shown here, to swipe up/down instead of left/right. For a lot of reasons.

    But the video is pretty.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    This is the concept for the new Galaxy Gear 3 AMOLED/Hyper Active/XXZR4Ti....S That's actually Tizen, which they are skinning to look exactly like iOS. I will be called tiOSen SS+UltraHD_Mark ZVXZ Premium Edition. Rolls off the tongue right?
  16. macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2011
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    No way apple is going to just do a mini iPhone for the wrist. If they do it will be named iphail
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
  19. macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2011
    What an aweful watch, the accuracy is appalling!

    My $5 Casio is accurate to about +/- 10 seconds.

    That watch is out by over 7 hours !!!!!

    Still, I'll probably queue up for it anyway..
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2013
    The video was all right, but did anyone else think the music was just tops? I also liked their logo at the end. Good stuff.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    That doesn't look "slightly rectangular" to my eyes. Along with many others here, I'm hoping Apple's concept is much better than slapping iOS as done on the iPhone onto one's wrist.
  22. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Lamest concept yet, and that's saying a lot.


    And do you know why? Because it has no size. Because it's a concept video. It does not exist.
  23. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Where the hell do all these things come from? Do people do them to show off their ability to make marketing videos or something? These things look like they take tremendous amounts of time to create. Of course, MacRumors loves showing off these things, too ("demoed" is probably not appropriate).
  24. macrumors G3


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    I believe many of them are actual final student projects.
  25. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I half agree with you... but then again... back in early Jan of 2010 I would have agreed with "I'd be disappointed if my iTablet was just iPhone OS with a larger screen" but that's exactly what Apple did and they made it work with the simplicity. I can easily see Apple doing the same thing with the iWatch (especially if the 2.5" screen is accurate). Adjust a few apps, take out a few apps, add a few apps, add some sensors, and bam iOS on a wrist. I mean that's exactly what they are doing in the car.


    You sure about that? The iPod Nano is 2.5" and it has an app grid ( and it's not even running iOS).

    A couple months ago I would have agreed with you, but the more I think about it the more it makes sense and the more "Apple" it seems to me. If it's 1.3-1.7" then no way, but if it's 2.5" I can easily see them doing that.

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