Apple iWatch report suggests October release, 2.5-inch display from LG

Taste_of_Apple:

More important than the size is the shape and aspect ratio. Too square and it will be bulky and unnatural. Done right it might be the next evolution of wearables. I believe Apple (with Jony Ive and his team) will succeed with this project.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

More reports surfaced Thursday that Apple’s iWatch is likely to launch in October. Reuters sources are the latest to suggest such a timeframe and their information generally matches up with similar articles from Nikkei and Re/Code earlier this month. There is, however, some new information that suggests the iWatch will be shaped more like a rectangular band and not round like a traditional timepiece.

Instead, expect a 2.5-inch touchscreen display that’s “slightly rectangular,” according to Reuters. The watch will also be arched, likely to fit around a wrist, and use a touchscreen from LG. From that description it sounds like the iWatch’s general design will be similar to that Samsung’s Gear Fit wearable band, which has a curved 1.84-inch screen and looks like this

Gear_Fit_Orange_04

Reuters says Quanta is producing at least some — perhaps up to 70 percent — of the product line for Apple(s aapl), which is expected to ship 50…

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