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Apple Aiming to Introduce iWatch at October Event

Apple is indeed aiming for an October release date for the iWatch as first reported by Nikkei earlier today, according to Re/code. Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, the site says Apple is tentatively hoping to schedule a special iWatch event to show off the device in October.
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.
Multiple rumors have previously suggested a fall 2014 release date for the device, but this is the first time a more tangible, specific date has materialized. While few details are known about Apple's iWatch, the Nikkei report from earlier today suggested the device will incorporate a curved OLED touchscreen.

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Curved iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelBand

The iWatch is also expected to include a multitude of health and fitness sensors, to measure metrics like calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood oxygen levels, and more. It is said to integrate deeply with the iOS 8's recently introduced Health app and it may come in multiple sizes and at multiple price points.

Last week, iTunes chief Eddy Cue boasted that Apple had the "best product pipeline" he'd seen in his 25 years at Apple, which along with the iWatch, may include larger iPhones, iPads with Touch ID, an updated Apple TV, and a redesigned 12-inch MacBook Air.

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16 weeks ago
Wake me up when September ends.
Rating: 9 Votes
16 weeks ago
change that mockup please :)
Rating: 9 Votes
16 weeks ago

There's only 2 mockups on mac rumors and they both suck.


Make a better one or stop crying.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 weeks ago
You posted a similar story just hours ago. Why do we need another?
Rating: 5 Votes
16 weeks ago
I suppose Flavor Flav will be Apple's next big acquisition.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 weeks ago
Is there a yup/nope from Jim Dalrymple yet?
Rating: 4 Votes
16 weeks ago
1 month after the iPhone release, makes sense.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 weeks ago
I'm not sold on any sort of iWatch yet (though to be fair, Apple hasn't officially pitched me anything yet).

'wearables' tech gadgets seem to be forced. What's better then pulling out your 4-5 in smartphone? A watch is JUST BARELY more convenient to look at then pulling out your phone, and the Google Glass consensus has already been made. It doesn't help that at this point I have lower expectations for Apple venturing into brand new markets since Steve is gone.

Regardless, Apple products are of such high quality that If I had the money, I would buy one for the experience. :apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
16 weeks ago

Tan up this summer MR Trolls! This fall could be a bumper whine harvest season for you all.:D


I can't wait for the official announcement thread.

"After all the hype I was expecting much more than a tiny featureless iPhone that needs an actual iPhone to do anything useful."

"No one will wear this and talk to their wrist in public."

"I don't even have an iPhone so what's the point in this for me? Do they really think everyone is going to buy an iPhone just to use one of these?"

"So Apple expects people to pay $price for the 'convenience' of not having to take their phone out of their pocket?"

"It doesn't even have [feature]? My android watch has been able to do [feature] for two years."

"People aren't going to buy a watch they need to charge every x day(s)"
Rating: 3 Votes
16 weeks ago

change that mockup please :)


There's only 2 mockups on mac rumors and they both suck.
Rating: 3 Votes

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