Rumor: Apple to unveil iWatch alongside iPhone 6 at September 9th media event

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Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2014, 08:28
Category: iPhone, Rumor, Wearables


In spite of the rumors of delays, Apple’s “iWatch” may be introduced to the public sooner than expected.

Per AppleInsider and the well-connected John Paczkowski of Re/code, who referred to the device as a “new wearable” that will be worn on the user’s wrist. He also reaffirmed claims that the device will tap into the new HealthKit and HomeKit functions of Apple’s forthcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system update.

Paczkowski had previously reported in June that the “iWatch” event would be held in October, but said on Wednesday that plans appear to have changed recently. He still expects that the company will hold an October event, presumably to introduce its fall lineup of iPads.

“With its best product pipeline in 25 years, Apple should have more than enough hardware to fill two events,” he said.

Previously, Apple pundit John Gruber had stirred up hope of a September event with an offhand comment he had made earlier this month, suggesting that a “wearable thing” from the company could debut before the much-hyped Motorola Moto 360 smart watch. But Gruber later clarified that his comments were intended as a “joke” and were not based on any inside information.

Paczkowski was also the first to report that Apple is planning a Sept. 9 event, where the company is expected to introduce its new iPhone lineup in two screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. That date is still unconfirmed, however, as Apple typically waits until about one week before an event before sending invitations to members of the press.

Apple’s wrist-worn device is expected to focus on health and fitness tracking, measuring and analyzing a user’s activity and heart rate and other bio-feedback. That data could be utilized by the new Health app found in iOS 8.

Still other reports have claimed that Apple will offer the “iWatch” in two sizes, intended for both men and women. Kuo has said he believes Apple will utilize AMOLED touchscreens sized at 1.3 and 1.5 inches, while other reports have claimed even larger displays of 2.5 inches.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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