It has been consistently rumored for over a year now that Apple is working on a smartwatch. Even though the company has said that its going to enter into new product categories this year it hasn’t said anything that could be seen as an indication of an upcoming wearable device. Nevertheless rumors and predictions continue to come in. A latest prediction from an analyst suggests that the iWatch design is going to be quite similar to that of the Moto 360.
Motorola announced the Moto 360 smartwatch a couple of months back. It has a beautiful round design thats unlike most smartwatches out there, so the design certainly sets it apart. The company is expected to release this device over the summer but it hasn’t confirmed exactly when that will happen.
Brian Blair of Rosenblatt Securities tells Business Insider that the iWatch design is going to be similar to Moto 360, so it may have a round design as well. He does add though, citing sources in the Taiwan-based supply chain, that Apple’s smartwatch will have a “slimmer profile” as opposed to the Moto 360.
The analyst also claims that two different versions of the iWatch will be released, one for men and the other for women. This is in line with previous rumors, apparently even the display sizes will be slightly different at 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch. Even the battery is said to be different for both versions, 200mAh and 250mAh, and are expected to “outperform” other smartwatch batteries.
Brian doesn’t say how much the iWatch might cost when it is ultimately released. Previous rumors suggest that the iWatch will play a major part in Apple’s push into the mobile fitness tracking arena. It is believed that Apple might finally unveil the iWatch around fall 2014.