Apple rumored to be working on three iWatch models from 1.6 to 1.8-inches

Apple’s rumored iWatch is said to come in three different models and two sizes: 1.6 and 1.8 inches. That’s the gist of a new report from the Economic Daily newspaper which claims that one 1.6-inch model and two 1.8-inch models are in the works, with one of the bigger models incorporating a sapphire-strengthened screen.

The report adds that all three models will be released in the third quarter of this year, which makes sense given that Apple is expected to unveil its first wearable in October. At the same time, that contradicts KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s claims that the iWatch could enter mass production as late as November.

Nevertheless, it is very possible that Apple announces the iWatch at an October event and does not release it until a later date. There is typically 10 days between an iPhone announcement and release date, but the gap between an iWatch unveiling and on-sale date could be wider because it’s a new product category.

According to Kuo’s April 2014 note to clients, the Apple smartwatch models will have flexible AMOLED screens with sapphire covers to protect from scratches and feature various biometric sensors and an NFC chip.

As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, Kuo now thinks the device could be delayed until after October and possibly until 2015, due to purported yield issues with its in-cell touch panel and metal casing.

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