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Apple's iWatch - The Latest Rumours
It's been 4 years since Apple unveiled a new product - the iPad back in 2010. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, was recently quoted as saying that Apple are 'closer than it's ever been' to a new category of product so speculation is really hotting up as to what we could see from the much anticipated iWatch.
According to reports, Apple's iWatch could be launched at the end of the summer or in September at the latest. It could, of course, coincide with the unveiling of the iPhone 6 which is expected to make an appearance at around the same time. It seems that Apple have high expectations for the iWatch as they apparently have a target of selling 65 million units by the end of this year. There are also rumours that there will be several versions of the iWatch so expect to see a selection of different models like we have with the Samsung Gear smartwatch.
Some of the most recent news on the iWatch is that Apple have been busy applying for patents in various countries around the world using an alias company name. The applications also point to the fact that Apple will definitely be calling their smartwatch the iWatch - up to this point the name was more a rumour than based on any facts.
Apple's new iWatch is thought to be designed with health and fitness in mind with a new app called Healthbook. As well as the usual health and fitness tracking such as the number of steps taken, calories used and distance, there's speculation that the iWatch will also become an important health device. Some of the health features rumoured to be offered could include blood sugar monitoring, oxygen saturation, hydration levels, nutrition information and even blood work details.
In terms of design, we could see some sort of wrap-around curvy design possibly with the option of 2 different sizes for men and women. There are rumours that the smaller model will feature a 1.3-inch screen with a 1.5-inch screen for the larger model. As well as the curvy design, the display may also be curved or flexible possibly with Willow glass and a curvy battery.
As with the iPhone 6, the iWatch is expecting to run on the new iOS8 and could sport the new M7 chip which comes with a range of great functions including motion date tracking and compass mapping. The iWatch will undoubtedly feature Siri and also some sort of camera. Watch this space for more news on the iWatch as we get it.