Before WWDC, talk was rife about the iPhone 6. Multiple ‘leaks’ of the alleged device were circulating around the internet, but before anyone remembered the iPhone, it was the iWatch that was on everyone’s minds.
However, no new hardware product was demonstrated by Apple at WWDC this year – only iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Now, an Apple parts supplier and sources close to the matter claim that Apple will release its smartwatch in October (perhaps alongside an iPhone or iPhones) and will aim to produce between 3 and 5 million units a month.
Speculation is that the iWatch will have a curved POLED (plastic organic light emitting diode) display, akin to the display on the curved LG G Flex released last year. It’s also rumoured that the wearable will have sensors that collect data like blood glucose, calorie consumption, sleep activity and blood oxygen levels. In a move that will alienate iPhone owners before the 5s, some say that the iWatch could collect biometric data using your iPhone’s Touch ID as well.
The iWatch is expected to run a modified version of iOS 8 and we guess it will have Apple’s new HealthKit bundle of fitness-tracking apps in tow.