It seems that fans of the iWatch will have to wait a little while before they can get their hands on the highly-anticipated Apple wearable device.
Days ago, it was reported that the first ever Apple wearable was to debut during a special event scheduled by the mobile manufacturing giant on September 9 of this year. But now, Re/code (which had reported the iWatch's supposed September debut) is now saying that the device may not be available in store shelves for a few months.
Apple enthusiasts who are eagerly awaiting the wearable device's release have had a rollercoaster of a time with regards to any news related to the product. Earlier this year, there were previous reports that Apple was planning to officially introduce the iWatch during an event scheduled for October. But just days ago, these fans were no doubt delighted to hear that the wearable device's unveiling would come sooner than expected after all -- specifically, on a September 9 event, which will also purportedly be the same date the new iPhone 6 will be debuting.
Now, these same fans will just have to exercise a little patience -- which admittedly is a bummer. After all, there are plenty of reasons to be stoked about Apple's new wearable device. For example, the iWatch will reportedly utilize Apple's HealthKit, a platform integrated in the upcoming iOS 8 (also to be launched soon) that facilitates better health and fitness tracking for users. In addition, the much-talked-about wearable device will also use HomeKit, the new framework developed by Apple that allows users to easily manage their connected devices in their homes.
While details of the iWatch's appearance are still unclear at this point, many do expect the wearable device to come in different sizes and colors. It also expected to feature a curved sapphire display screen as well as sport lots of health and fitness tracking sensors.
Apple has also assembled a team of experts in the fields of techwear and fashion to try the device before its debut. Some reports even claim that professional athletes, like one Kobe Bryant, were tapped by the company to test its wearable device.
Because the iWatch's debut is simultaneous with the iPhone 6's, it is safe to assume that both devices should pair nicely with each other. Knowing Apple, they may even be designing the wearable to work well with older iPhone versions, too.
So it is quite understandable that fans may be a bit saddened with the news that the wearable may not be available soon enough. Disappointing though it may be, it is hardly unprecedented. Some may recall that the first iPhone took six months to hit the stores after it was officially unveiled.
While fans are hoping that they will not have to wait for half a year for the iWatch, they will have to busy themselves with the new iPhone 6.
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