Adding to the already big pile of rumors of Apple’s iWatch, is a new report on Nikkei that claims instead of September, the smartwatch will actually be launched in October this year. Additionally, the report also reveals a bit more information on the hardware as well as the operating system.
According to the publication, the iWatch will boast a curved circular OLED display a la Motorola Moto 360, instead of the boxy designs seen on Samsung and LG’s wearable devices. The smartwatch will also run on a modified version of iOS 8, which has been optimized for the wearable device.
The report further adds that Apple is quite confident that the device will be a success and has predicted that it will sell three to five million iWatches every month. An earlier report had claimed that Apple had in fact placed an order for 65 million units.
From what we know so far, the iWatch is likely to come in two variants — a smaller model with a 1.3-inch display for users with smaller wrists, and a second larger version will include a 1.5-inch screen. Apple introduced Health app and Healthkit API for developers at WWDC and the app is also likely to be included on the iWatch.
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