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iWatch to ship in two sizes with OLED display and NFC says WSJ


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Apple, Wearables, Rumors


iWatch features

One of the big questions about Apple’s upcoming Wish We Could Say More event, taking place next week (which you can watch live,) is whether the company will finally reveal the iWatch, and if it does, what will it do? Today, the Wall Street Journal released a report that Apple will indeed announce the iWatch on Tuesday, and gave details on what we can expect from the mystical wearable.


First up, NFC. The iWatch (as it has been referred to in the media) will feature built-in NFC, which will allow it to act as a digital wallet, letting you tap-to-pay at credit card terminals that many places are starting to accept. Other uses for NFC could be built-in as well, like turning on lights, unlocking a door, and downloading exhibit info when browsing around a museum.

WSJ also says to expect two different sizes to be made available, both with a curved OLED display and packed with sensors that will track health and fitness data.

The negative? The iWatch will likely not be ready to ship for a few months. Apple will likely announce and demo the device on stage, but it won’t be ready for sale until early 2015 if the WSJ report is to be believed.

Read More | The Wall Street Journal

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