Yet another reason for Apple enthusiasts to get excited. Those who can not wait to get an iWatch may well be in for a very early Christmas treat this year.
According to Re/code, Apple will be debuting the first of its wearable devices during a special event scheduled in the coming month of September. It was previously reported that the mobile manufacturing giant was planning to unveil the iWatch on another event slated for October. Apparently, to the delight of Apple fans, the plans have changed.
Over the last few months, there have been rumors associated with Apple device, and not all of them were of the positive kind. Production of the iWatch reportedly ran into delays, and there was talk that Apple would not be able to launch the device before the end of the year.
But it appears Apple was able to turn things around (or maybe the rumors were unfounded after all). As reported by Recode, the iWatch will actually make its debut together with the two new iPhone 6 models that will be introduced during the upcoming September 9 event.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the soon-to-be-unveiled iWatch. For one, it will reportedly make full use of Apple's HealthKit platform, which has been incorporated to the iOS 8 (also to be released soon). On top of that, this wearable device will also utilize HomeKit, Apple's new framework for managing connected devices in a home setting. However, as of this writing, it is not clear yet how extensive the use of HomeKit will be.
The iWatch is expected to come in different sizes. As far as we know, it is supposed to feature a curved sapphire display screen as well as loads of fitness-related sensors. It should pair nicely with the iPhone 6 (and maybe even older versions), and there is no doubt fans are itching to discover how good it is, functionality-wise.
And to stoke the fire even more, Apple is assembling a team of experts in the fields of fashion and techwear to test the device before its anticipated release. There are even reports that the company is tapping professional athletes in the United States to try the iWatch. Among the high-profile names mentioned was that of Kobe Bryant, which naturally had the iWatch getting some attention from the sports crowd.
Of course, a lot of things could happen between now and Apple's September 9 event. But barring any untoward incident, both techies and casual users alike should be able to find out exactly what iWatch is capable of. As for the scheduled October event, Apple will still probably push through with that, although it is more likely that the company will take the opportunity to unveil other products (possibly new iPads and MacBooks).
For now, there is no official release date yet for the iWatch. Which means buyers of this device will just have to content themselves with its unveiling in the September event.
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