Date: Friday, June 20th, 2014, 12:25
Category: Hardware, Rumor
The iWatch you might or might not be hankering for will begin production in July and ship in October.
Or at least that’s how the current rumors and leaks have it.
According to Reuters, anonymous sources have states that the iWatch will be manufactured in July, ship in October and feature a 2.5-inch display as well as a curved surface.
The report has it that manufacturer Quanta will be involved in most elements of the production with one source citing that the unit will feature wireless a touch interface and charging capabilities.
The source also stated that Apple expects to ship 50 million units within the first year. The device will be able to perform some functions independently, but tasks like messaging and voice chat will require a paired smartphone, according to the source. It will also feature a heart rate monitor and sensors “for other health-related metrics.”
A third source said LG Display Co Ltd is the exclusive supplier of the screen for the gadget’s initial batch of production. It also contains a sensor that monitors the user’s pulse. Singapore-based imaging and sensor maker Heptagon is on the supplier list for the feature, two other sources said.