Although, we’ve yet to see an actual photo of the long rumored Apple iWatch, or even a dummy unit, we’ve come across several other important details about the purported device, which is expected to see the light of the day later this fall, possibly in September. Some reports also peg it for an October launch.
According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, the alleged iWatch will come with various display sizes. In addition, the smartwatch will feature 10 different sensors to track health and fitness-related metrics, of which we’ve seen hints earlier this month at the WWDC 2014. Apple showcased iOS 8, introducing an Health app which gathers data from different sources and track health-related aspects.
The report also says that Apple’s long standing manufacturing partner, Quanta Computers, will kick off mass production of the device in a month or two, with trial runs starting next month.
Apple is expected to ship 10-15 million units of the smartwatch by the end of the year, according to a source at a component supplier. The specifications of the alleged device are not yet confirmed, and will be finalized before the mass production starts.
Not too long ago, Reuters also reported that iWatch will feature a 2.5-inch rectangular display, and will see the light of the day in October.
Of course, all these reports are open to speculation until we hear anything from Apple. We’ll update you as we come across additional information.