Rumor: Apple to announce iWatch on September 9th

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iWatch concept via Ciccarese Design.

Apple is, as we’re all aware, rumored to be working on a new wearable device, the iWatch, which has seen its fair share of rumors in the past few weeks. According to a new report from Re/code, Apple is ready to announce the highly anticipated iWatch on September 9th, alongside the two new iPhones. The same source reported the iWatch wouldn’t see the light of the day until October, but it seems Apple may have changed their plans.

The report further mentions the iWatch will use the HealthKit and HomeKit features unveiled for iOS 8 at the WWDC conference. HealthKit is a health and fitness related feature, which is connected to the Health app in iOS 8. HomeKit app will make use of connected devices for home automation systems. Re/code is not sure how these will be utilized at the moment.

Some rumors have hinted Apple could delay the launch of the purported iWatch to early 2015, and even if they do it a little earlier, it may hit retail in limited quantities. So, if we get to see the smartwatch on September 9th, there’s no word when it will hit retail. There’s a possibility that users won’t get to purchase the device for a month or two after the launch until the supply becomes stable. Apple has done a similar thing with the Mac Pro, which took months to meet the demand.

Apple has not officially announced any such event, but that may come next week. We’ll update you as soon as more information pops up.

Via [Re/code]

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