iWatch parts (BCM coil 001)

With just a little more than 24 hours to go until Apple’s major September 9 media event, an anonymous Reddit post on Monday shared half a dozen technical drawings seemingly revealing a plethora of iWatch parts while pointing at the device’s rectangular appearance, a round sensor plate at the bottom and other design features.

While Reddit is not an accurate source of leaks, the detailed nature of the schematics (reposted on Imgur) should not be dismissed lightly even though we can’t vouch for the veracity of the images nor can we confidently say the device pictured is in fact Apple’s wearable gizmo.

According to the poster, the images come from Quanta, Apple’s rumored contract manufacturer for iWatch assembly work.

Seen below: a purported rectangular-shaped housing for the device. The circular region positioned in the bottom is where iWatch’s health and fitness sensors would be found. The sensor plate will be “in contact with the skin”.

iWatch parts (Housing 001)

The various drawings reveal alleged hardware features of the device, including a microphone and speaker. The iWatch’s printed circuit board is presumably laden with sensors and is thought to include an Apple-made chip said to be round.

iWatch parts (Housing 002)

The P2B and EVT labels stand for an early prototype phase and the engineering validation test stage.

iWatch parts (Speaker and button 001)

The poster claims that iWatch will be waterproof to 20 meters. There won’t be any connectors, not even Lightning I/O, indicating the device will rely on wireless connectivity in order to sync with other Apple devices. We also heard there will be wireless charging.

iWatch parts (Mic bracket 001)

The battery should last over a day and the multi-touch screen is flexible.

iWatch parts (Pusher 001)

Because there’s a speaker and a mic, chances are that iWatch will include support for Siri, or at least act as a remote microphone for Siri on your iPhone.

iWatch parts (Speaker mesh 001)

As per the poster, the iWatch will come in four different colorways and two sizes, one for men (1.5 inches) and the other optimized for a woman’s wrist (1.3 inches).

iWatch parts (Tie bar 001)

Last but not least, iWatch mass production is allegedly scheduled to start in January though the definite timeline has not yet been finalized. “This is the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date,” wrapped up the poster.

Apple should unveil the iWatch alongside the new iPhones at its media event tomorrow scheduled to start at 10am PDT at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.

What do you guys think?

Do these drawings represent an Apple wearable?

See also: our comprehensive roundup of iPhone 6 and iWatch rumors.


  • wesley bales

    Tomorrow could not come sooner.

  • Frank Anthony

    Oh! boy, leaks here and there makes this whole thing more exciting… and i almost refresh IDB Website every 15mins for new leaks. Few hours to go people 🙂

    • Hate leaks/spoilers about iWatch. iPhone leaks are ok ’cause everyone knows what iPhone is, but iWatch… let’s just wait 26 hours!

      • Frank Anthony

        I still love the vibe of any leaks. It keeps reminding me that something great is coming… as for the surprise spoiler, it always never work like that as Apple always have that big surprise in every event.. Leak or No Leak! Leakers should keep the flame steady pls. I love it boy)

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      • Frank Anthony

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      • Frank Anthony

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    • Technocrz!

      Go and see the doctor.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    27 hours left for normal people( but 30 hours for me 🙁 )

    • Maxim∑

      wow I forgot its tomorrow, thought it was today…..

      Someone give me anesthesia and wake me up when Tim,Craig and Phil get on stage.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Your comment cracked me up, i was just thinking that!!

  • Manor

    I’m more excited about the iWatch than the iPhone 6

    • BoardDWorld

      Nah, I’ve been waiting for this iPhone since my iPhone 4. I was so looking forward to the tear drop design with larger screen I sold my iPhone 4 and all they gave was the 4S. I haven’t bought a new iPhone since the 4 as I have been nothing but disappointed with every other iteration. This year I’m really excited.

  • Maxim∑

    I think Kaptoin coil is the copper wireless charging coil I. We are looking at the bottom of the device. The square is probably where the heart rate sensor will go

    Also in prototyping a lot of times they will make the CAD drawings a lot thicker to bring out smaller details

    • Bill Mcintyre

      Square watches ugly though, don’t you think?

  • Jason Baroni

    I have seen Tim Cook try hard to hide it. Still difficult to understand the final design, though.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Rectangular!! No smart watch for me then. The moto360 aint compatible with ios either.

    • Jason Baroni

      There is a rumor about multiple sizes and models, so relax, boy. We gotta see everything coming tomorrow. Wish us much luck to get a rounded iWatch!

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Hope you’re right!! Judgement day tomorrow!

  • Ian Leon

    I kinda feel bad for apple now

    • N&LH


      • Ian Leon

        it’s sad that this leaked just the day before they announce it

  • TechLove

    No more leaks.

  • Rowan09

    Finally someone might actually have a waterproof smartwatch. Waterproofing may be the greatest accomplishment since no one else (from my knowledge) is doing it on their smart watches.

  • justme

    wake me up when september ends

  • Yujin

    A plate to touch the skin… If this is a glucose meter as well as other sensors, it will be a god send for many people with diabetes that can’t control it and could potentially have the device tell them when they exceed their glucose levels.

    • Rowan09

      If it does, this will be one of the greatest inventions ever.

      • mrgerbik

        yes! thank big brother in the future!

    • Jason Jones

      Agreed. I think they’d open up to a whole new market and sell several for that feature alone!

  • John Tremendol

    It will be night in my country when the event starts and i don’t have a mac or ipad just an iphone for watching it;( have to deal with the small screen at night.

    • SkyFall

      You can download safari for windows and watch it from there.

      • John Tremendol

        I’ve been told that before, and the last time i tried it, i endep up missing first 15 minutes of last year’s keynote.

      • SkyFall

        Hmm, how about downloading Reflector which airplay mirrors your display to your PC, and so you will be able to watch the keynote from your iPhone but on your PCs screen.

        Here’s a link if you’re interested:

        ht tp: // www. airsquirrels. com / reflector /

      • John Tremendol

        Thank you for taking your time to help, i will look into reflector.

      • SkyFall

        No problem. Hope it works.

      • Clear

        Thanks for this, I’ve been trying to find a good mirroring app for a while.

  • Steven Miller

    I want it now!

    • mrgerbik

      i think this probably sums up 1/2 – 3/4 of the age / demeanour of idownloadblog users

  • Wamid

    Don’t be surprised is the so called iWatch turn to be made of plastic. The “leaker” says four different colors..now I know they done coloured aluminium with the iPods, but I doubt they use those flash colors for a serious product.. There’s Also, the weight factor.. I really think it’s what they would put a lot of thought in.. They wouldn’t want a heavy thing slapped on your hand

    • Craig

      I can tell you now it won’t be plastic. Apple don’t do plastic. Samsung yes…Apple No.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    I really wanted the audio port so I could listen to music from the watch

  • avd98

    Is that a home button in the center of the device???

  • Najeé Mosely

    1 day left 🙂

    • Difid


  • What time is the event?