Curved iWatch with postage-stamp-size guts will charge wirelessly

iWatch concept: Martin Hajek

iWatch concept: Martin Hajek

Apple’s September 9th event is nearly here, and you know what that means: last-minute rumors galore.

The New York Times weighs in today with several new tidbits, including details about the iWatch. Not only will Apple’s wearable sport a curved sapphire glass display, but it will reportedly power up via wireless charging.

The iWatch, which the Times’ sources at Apple call one of Cupertino’s “most ambitious projects to date,” will have a “flexible display panel that is protected by a cover composed of sapphire.” The Times first reported that Apple was working on a curved display for a wearable years ago.

Another interesting detail is that the iWatch’s circuit board is apparently “the size of a postage stamp.” Previous reports have said the iWatch will feature a system-on-a-chip design to accommodate size constraints.

While Apple holds patents related to wireless charging, the iWatch has not been previously reported as utilizing the feature. Apple experimented with solar charging, but the Times says the experiments didn’t work out.

  • Anthony Velazquez

    Damn, I can’t wait for this to come true.

  • sanfordandsons

    If it has a plastic band, forget it. If it has anything less than a fine Corinthian leather band, forget it. Ideally, I want a Spiedel Twist-o-flex in fools gold. Who wears a watch anyway?

    • Whocares

      You don’t wear watch; it doesn’t mean others don’t. BTW, this is not a regular watch to tell time, but the health tracking/fitness tracking devices which should be wear during exercise sections or so. It didn’t mean to replace traditional watch.

      • sanfordandsons

        Fitness, whats that? I had a pulse meter once, and guess what, I had a pulse.

  • Whocares

    Bring it on, Apple, so that android device can copy and release with higher specs…and claiming superiority…lol

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