Apple plans October event for big iWatch reveal

(an iWatch concept design)

(an iWatch concept design)

Get ready, because the iWatch is coming this fall—October, to be exact.

Corroborating another report from earlier today, Re/code confirms that Apple’s “first, long-in-the offing foray into wearable devices” is indeed slated for October of this year. The publication’s sources have been spot on with future Apple event dates in the past.

The device will reportedly use Healthkit and Health, the developer toolkit and app for iOS 8 Apple introduced at WWDC this week.

Japanese site Nikkei said today that the device will feature a curved OLED display and will connect to an iOS device to read incoming notifications and such. Thanks to Healthkit, it will also collect and show data on calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood oxygen levels, and more. Nike is also rumored to be a partner with Apple’s wearable, which would help explain why development of the FuelBand suddenly ceased not too long ago.

Apple typically holds media events in September to showcase new iPhone hardware and October for new iPads. Eddy Cue recently said that Apple has the best product pipeline this year that he has seen in 25 years at the company, which bodes well for this fall’s announcements.

  • http://www.designstrategies.com Len Williams

    “…no reason to believe that October won’t be…”

    Double negatives! I had to read it twice to figure out what the sentence was actually saying. Aren’t double negatives still taught in English classes as bad usage? It’s confusing and an unnecessary construction, especially when it can be said so much more positively (such as): “…We have reason to believe that October will be…” or “…We have no reason to doubt that October will be…”. I’m becoming painfully more and more aware of the declining standards of English by reading member posts on CoM and other sites. Grammar takes a beating, incorrect words are commonly used (malapropisms) and syntax is often left in a bloody heap. It’s even more important for journalists to be the standard bearers of correct English usage.

    • San Diego Dave

      Commenters on CoM are getting grumpier and grumpier. Lighten up, enjoy the (still speculative) news, and don’t waste energy lecturing strangers on a website. If you’re truly a concerned citizen (and not just trolling), run for your local school board or Congress or something.

      Be the change that you’ve never not been waiting for!

    • Robert Trance

      Yes, now you are very very important and won 10 interwebz XP points of “Lecture Dragon”

    • lowtolerance

      Hey Len, how about you stick to commenting on the content of the article, rather than pollute discussion with an off-topic rant about grammar?

  • tornacious

    And the first new app for the iWatch will be…..[drums rolling]…..iFart.

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