Apple Debuts iWatch In October
According to Re/code, Apple is planning to announce its new “wearable device”, iWatch, in October. The device will take full advantage of HealthKit, Apple’s soon to be launched health and fitness management App in iOS 8.
People familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red the company hopes to schedule a special event that month to show off the device, which is designed to make good use of the HealthKit health and fitness information-gathering app it recently showed off at WWDC. Could things change between now and fall? That’s certainly possible. But right now October is the target date.
Besides Re/Code, Nikkei newspaper also reported October as the launch month for the wearable device. According to the Nikkei report, Apple is very confident about the product and expects to sell 5 million units per month. Apple has partnerships with two high-profile hospitals for iWatch launch: the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to fitness partner Nike. It plans to launch its iWatch in October, rather than September alongside the iPhone 6 as expected. The watch will have a curved, OLED (organic light emitting diode) touchscreen. It will collect health-related data, such as calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood oxygen levels, and blood glucose. Besides health data collection it will also allow users to read messages.