AÂ report from the Economic Daily, which has had better reliability than most Chinese news sites (although should still be treated with relative skepticism), suggests that the iWatch will launch inÂ three distinct models (via GforGames). Rumors of multipleÂ iWatch SKU’s have been circulating forÂ months now, including last month in the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, the report says that there will be oneÂ iWatch model with a 1.6 inch display and two different modelsÂ featuringÂ 1.8 inch panels. According to the report, one of the 1.8 inch models will feature a sapphireÂ display.
Although such a range of productsÂ is unusual forÂ new Apple product launches, butÂ some have speculated that it may be necessary due to the fashionability of such a wearable.Â The reportÂ says the products are setÂ to be released in the third quarter. Last week, analyst Ming-Cho Kuo said that the iWatch will enter mass production in November, featuring a flexible AMOLED panel with a sapphire-glass coating.
Interestingly, theÂ report also mentions that the fabled larger-screened iPad Pro is stillÂ in development andÂ will be released around the end of the year.Â Corroborating news about such a device have fallen off in recent months, however, so theÂ reliability of this claim is particularly questionable.
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