Ahead of Apple’s September 9 event, in which the company is expected to launch two iPhone 6 models and its first ever wearable, iWatch, Apple s design chief Jony Ive has warned Switzerland s traditional watchmakers. Confirming the existence of a smartwatch, The New York Times quotes another Apple designer who claims Ive is bragging that Apple s upcoming wearable could endanger traditional watchmakers. Also Read - Apple could launch its AR glasses soon; test units already enters production
According to a designer who works at Apple, Jonathan Ive, Apple s design chief, in bragging about how cool he thought the iWatch was shaping up to be, gleefully said Switzerland is in trouble though he chose a much bolder term for trouble to express how he thought the watchmaking nation might be in a tough predicament when Apple s watch comes out. Also Read - Apple iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta released with redesigned homescreen, scribble, compact UI and more new features
Unlike new iPhones, we haven t seen any part leaks or concrete information about the iWatch yet. One reason could be because Apple isn t planning to launch the wearable until early 2015. So far what we have heard is that iWatch could support NFC alongside health and fitness features to monitor user s heart rate, hydration among other things, that Apple introduced with iOS 8.
The device could also have wireless charging capability. According to a report, the iWatch could cost around $400, and come in muliple sizes.