tech2 News StaffAug 28, 2014 11:00:53 IST
Apple's iWatch has been one of the most eagerly awaited products in the wearables segment, which already has some prominent players like the Sony Pebble and Samsung's Gear. Given Apple's design ethos, it is widely expected to up the game in the entire segment.
So tech enthusiasts and the media have been pretty much waiting to see whether 2014 will be the year we finally see the device. The answer seems to be yes. According to a report on Recode.Net, the iWatch will launch alongside the iPhone 6 on 9 September.
The report says that "Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9."
And what will the iWatch? The report speculates that it will be using the health and fitness platform in iOS 8 better known as the HealthKit app and it could also make use of HomeKit set up which would allow users to turn the lights on and off just from their watch.
Whether or not the watch will also come with control for Apple TV remains to be seen. Even with Homekit, there's a possibility that it wouldn't happen.
This isn't the first time that someone has speculated that Apple will be launching the iWatch along with the iPhone 6 on September. Apple watcher John Gruber had caused quite a flutter earlier this month when he had 'joked' that Apple would be launching the iWatch on 9 September.
As far as Apple iWatch rumours go, it has been reported that the watch could be available in two sizes of 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch flexible AMOLED displays.As far as battery go, rumour mills had noted that Apple is testing newer and innovative ways for charging methods for the watch, which includes technology to enable inductive, solar, and motion charging of the wearable, thus minimising the constant battery consumption.
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