iWatch Rumored to Launch October 2014 With iOS8
Published on June 29, 2014
The long awaited iWatch from Apple is set to release this coming October, according to a recent report from Japanese business newspeper Nikkei.
Sources (that remain unnamed) tell the paper that Apple has officially begun finalizing specs for the device.
Here are some of the projected features:
- A curved, OLED touchscreen
- Will run a version iOS8 (which is anticipated to look like this)
- Integration with fitness and health tracking (Health app)
- Biometric sensors to register calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood oxygen levels, and more
The monthly commercial output of these watches are rumored to run around 3-5 million units, according to a parts manufacturer. This number does exeed the total global sales of watch-based devices in 2013.
This information does, however, contrasts with a recent statment from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, who claims that the launch will gear up for September alongside the iPhone 6.
How will the watch look physically? Little concrete information is known, but rumors speculate the watch will come in two separate sizes: 1.3 inches and 1.5-1.7 inches.