NYT Confirms Two iPhones, New iWatch Details

By Adam Clark Estes on at

The New York Times just published a very authoritative and fairly exciting report on what Apple will be announcing next week. You guessed it: two new iPhones with larger screen sizes and a wearable computer (a.k.a. an iWatch.) Are you excited yet?

It was already a big day for Apple news after The Wall Street Journal dropped a bomb of a story reporting that Apple would indeed announce an NFC-enabled iWatch that comes in two sizes. The Times report confirms both of these details, apparently from more sources. And when these two papers agree on something like this, you can probably assume that they're right.

As for juicy details beyond those big facts? There's not a tonne beyond what we already thought we knew about the iPhone and what we thought we know about the iWatch. This nugget about the iWatch from the Times piece is neat:

[The wearable] has a flexible display panel that is protected by a cover composed of sapphire, a type of tougher glass, they said. The device's circuit board, which includes its sensors and chips, was described as tiny, about the size of a postage stamp.

And this little detail about how Apple will deal with typing on larger screens is also kind of cool:

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult (the current iPhone has a 4-inch screen), some changes to the design of the iPhones' software interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand — there will be a one-handed mode that can be switched on and off, two employees said.

Finally, you can type and walk and drink coffee and listen to music and wear a computer on your wrist all at the same time!