Just as we were ready to call game over on conflicting Apple iWatch speculation, with Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s inside information almost never misfiring, a source out of Taiwan has put the rumor wheels in motion again with pretty interesting albeit fishy fresh intel.
You can run, little iWatch, but you can’t hide. We know you’re near, and regardless of production predicaments, Apple will undoubtedly be going the extra mile to get you prepared for the limelight in time for Christmas. And Thanksgiving.
The latest publication to confirm a pre-holiday ETA is Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which goes on to boldly predict the iWatches (plural, that’s right) will be up on store shelves by the end of Q3. That’s September, mind you, so quite a long way from the pessimistic forecast of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Today’s Asian report clashes with word from Reuters too, claiming the largest iWatch variation shall measure a very compact 1.8 inches instead of that massive, ridiculous 2.5 inches previously rumored. That makes perfect sense, however the existence of three iOS smartwatch models in the context doesn’t.
According to the newspaper’s “sources in the know”, there will be a 1.6-inch iWatch and two 1.8 inchers, only one of which features sapphire glass display protection. We get it, sapphire is hard to come by and all, so limited inventory is in the cards if such a version exists. But the minuscule 0.2 inches size gap doesn’t warrant two standard iWatch takes, does it?
As if to boost the story’s shock factor even further, there’s also talk of that mythical 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which many insiders believe Apple either delayed for next year or canceled altogether. Nuh-uh, says EDN, and in fact, the largest iPad to date could break cover alongside the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in November or December.
Right, I don’t buy that for a second, but hey, weirder things have happened and crazier predictions have come true.
Source: G for Games