iWatch Might Be Launched Within 10 days
With Apple confidently declaring having its “best product pipeline in 25 years,” one product that is about to reach us just within 10 days is the iWatch. The date for this intelligent watch to be launched is September 9, as revealed by Re/code. It 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.
The iWatch is a smart watch that can be worn on wrists like a normal watch, however, it is rumored to have features like HealthKit (health and fitness platform) and HomeKit (framework for controlling connected devices) integrated into it. The watch is basically going to monitor the health of the user and report it to medical units in case any irregularity is detected.
“The iWatch will enable a quantification and personalization of healthcare delivery on a scale previously unimaginable,” claims one Apple investor at SeekingAlpha.
Similarly, a mobile programmer Ben Shalom argued on VentureBeat: “Health wearables will transform health care as we know it.”
The iWatch was supposedly going to be launched in October, however the recent change in plans has reduced the wait by a mere month. But still, Apple is confident it will have enough hardware available for launching in October in another event as well.
Not long before, Apple follower John Gruber, had announced that there was possibility of an event in September that would be launching a device before the highly anticipated smart watch by Motorola Moto 360. However, later Gruber clarified that he had been “joking”.
It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape. The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn’t even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month.
Re/code had reported that Apple is preparing for an event on September 9 where the company might introduce its iPhone update of two screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. However, there are also rumors that the device is facing production issues and the launch could be delayed until 2015.
The iWatch will track the health and fitness of the user, measure and analyze their heart rate and other bio-feedback. There are apparently 2 sizes (1.3 and 1.5 inch screens) for men and women and may either have the flexible OLED display or sapphire might be used to make the screen scratch prone.