Apple to unveil its smartwatch on September 9: Reports

By Kul Bhushan | Published on 28 Aug 2014
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  • Apple's official unveiling of its smartwatch will coincide with the major announcements to be made by other companies at the forthcoming IFA event in Berlin.

Apple to unveil its smartwatch on September 9: Reports

Rumours about Apple launching a smartwatch, dubbed as the iWatch, have been going around for quite some time. While there've been already a spate of leaks about the iWatch, the latest leak/rumour reveals the official unveiling date – September 9. According to reports, Appple will not be unveiling the smartwatch, but also the next line of iPhone.

If new rumours are to be believed, the smartwatch will feature HomeKit function on Apple's new operating system, enabling users to control lights and garage doors. The smartwatch will also be compatible Apple's Health app, apparently taking on the contemporary fitness bands. The Apple iWatch is rumoured to feature a 2.5-inch rectangular display manufactured by LG.

The latest information about the iWatch comes amid rumours of Apple launching a 12.9-inch iPad early next year. According to a Bloomberg report,  the California-based company has been working with suppliers for an year to develop a new range of larger touch-screen devices. The Bloomberg report further says that Apple's Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is working to shake up the iPad line which is the company's second-biggest product by revenue after the iPhone.

Apple's iWatch, if launched, will definitely heat up the competition in the smartwatch competition. LG and Samsung have just announced their new smartwatches. While LG unveiled the G Watch R featuring round plastic OLED display, Samsung launched the Gear S with curved screen, Tizen OS and 3G.

Also read: Apple iPhone 6 may come without a physical home button: Rumours

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