There’s plenty of evidence floating around to suggest an iWatch is coming this year. Not only are there rumors saying Apple is working on a Healthbook app, but the company has been making key hires to prepare itself before entering the wearable space. While we could speculate all day about its functionality, one key element of the iWatch will be how it actually looks. If it looks anything like these renders from Martin Hajek—some of which we saw last month—it’ll fit right into Apple’s family no problem.
Hajek dreams up two possible scenarios: an iWatch S and an iWatch C (the iWatch C, of course, being the more colorful variety). Both concepts look similar, taking design cues from Apple’s current iPhone lineup. The iWatch S features an aluminum design and rounded buttons, while the iWatch C is built from colorful polycarbonate. Seeing as how Apple hasn’t exactly lit the market on fire with its iPhone 5c, despite it being an excellent device, it’s unlikely the company will adopt “s” and “c” variations.
The concepts – which were a collaboration between Hajek, Adam Banks of MacUser magazine, and graphic designer Dámaso Benitez – look terrific, like natural extensions of Apple’s current iPhone family. Both displays employ a nice contour, and look as though they’d fit quite comfortably on a wrist. It’s unclear what kind of functionality an iWatch will offer aside from health benefits – we suspect there will be smartphone tie-ins -but the renders imagine what a tinier version of iOS would look like, almost like what Apple offered on its iPod nano. If this is what Apple has in store for its iWatch, the company will definitely play a huge part in the wearable market.