Apple will unveil its first foray into wearables at a special event in September, reports Recode’s John Paczkowski who previously reported that Apple had an October event scheduled for the iWatch, but the plans have changed.
Rumors of production delays have hounded the iWatch over the last few months, suggesting Apple might not even reveal the device until early 2015, but according to Recode’s report, the iWatch will actually debut alongside the two new iPhone 6 models during an event on September 9th.
The iWatch (if that’s even its real name) will reportedly make extensive use of Apple’s HealthKit platform that has been added to iOS 8. It will also make use of HomeKit, though the impeccably sourced Paczkowski say’s it’s unclear how broadly or in what way.
Things could change between now and the September 9th event, but invites should be going out any day now if the event really is less than two weeks away. As for the October event, it’s likely Apple will host one in order to introduce new iPads and possibly new MacBooks.
Apple has assembled a dream team of fashion and wearables experts to ready the iWatch’s public release. The device will supposedly come in multiple sizes and feature a curved sapphire display, fitness sensors galore, and pair to the iPhone for extended functionality.