iWatch With Curved OLED Display to Include NFC for Mobile Payments

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    Apple's upcoming "iWatch", reportedly set to be unveiled at next Tuesday's media event, will include near field communications (NFC) technology, according to The Wall Street Journal. The technology, which has already been seen on a leaked iPhone 6 logic board, will likely be used to support a mobile payments initiative.
    The report goes on to claim the iWatch will be available in two sizes and carry a curved OLED display. And as extensively rumored, the device will include a variety of health and fitness sensors.

    The report also reiterates recent claims that while the iWatch will be unveiled next week, it will not begin shipping until somewhat later, perhaps not until early 2015.
    Sources indicate Apple will accept pre-orders for the iWatch, but timing and pricing are unknown. A previous report from Re/code claimed Apple has been weighing pricing in the $400 range, although some models would be cheaper.

    (Image: iWatch concept from ifyoucouldseethefuture.com)

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    I like the looks of that one.
    But it kind of looks familiar.
     
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    I hope so! This is where NFC for mobile payments SHOULD be. If I have to pull my phone out of my pocket, why not just pull out my wallet?

    Waving my wrist seems more efficient.
     
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    Please, Please, launch with a screen size larger than 1.5"...
     
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    I'll be definitely watching out for this, only time will tell if it'll be good.
     
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    I would love to be able to pay for stuff by just tapping my watch at checkout. Can't wait for 9/9!
     
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    Isn't anyone wearing one going to be the object of ridicule? Like wearing a calculator watch?
     
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    I believe this one, it's from the WSJ. And I think it will be a mini version of iOS, icons and all.
     
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    I can see Apple doing a long, curved OLED screen that blends into the bezel so that when it's off it looks like a simple, black band.

    And since it's OLED, doesn't that mean that only certain pixels can light up, so it can always show the time, slightly like the Moto X? Or is that AMOLED?
     
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    Yup. Only put on your wrist what makes sense. Payments, fitness, etc. No need to duplicate smartphone technology on your wrist (at least not yet).
     
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    Stop winding everyone up. :)

    Actually, never mind. This crowd is self-winding. :p
     
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    Yeah, I thought we agreed to never show that mockup again.
     
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    So there is not clear time on when this will be released? :rolleyes:
     
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    That would limit the use to american only women and above right? :p
     
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    5 more days

    I can't wait! Sounds very promising. :apple:
     
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    no
     
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    These dumb puns just tick me off.
     
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    Apple hired people from Tag Heurer and St. Laurent to work on the iWatch.

    I seriously doubt this is the final product.

    Then again maybe Jony Ive looked to Braun for "Inspiration"

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    How does Touch ID come into play?

    Wasn't the whole thing about Touch ID was to use it for mobile payments?

    How is that going to work on a watch?
     
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    And everyone will be shocked when it comes out because its called "Apple Watch" not "iWatch". Like the Apple TV, "Apple Watch".
     
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    Seems odd that Apple would introduce a new product if they are still having manufacturing issues. It would be embarrassing if they have to redesign some aspect of it before launch.
     
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    Problem with wallet has never been about convenience, but the fact nearly anyone can use it without needing a PIN in the US. Heck, my debit card is almost more secure since I do need a PIN for charges over a certain amount.
     

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