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There are a lot of rumors concerning the new iPhone 6 and upcoming Apple iWatch. We’ve already reported that the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen in April and now we’re focusing our attention on the new iWatch that is thought to be presented by Apple at the event that is believed to take place on September 9, 2014.
Notice how we’re using thought and believed because nothing has yet been confirmed by Apple and until that happens, what we’re doing is purely speculation. But speculation about Apple devices is getting more and more accurate of late; last year we knew for certain that there would be two iPhones launched and now we know for sure that at least one of the two iPhones coming this September is going to have a larger screen.
But when it comes to Apple’s iWatch, the gossip isn’t as generous as it is with the iPhone. We don’t even know for sure that it is going to be launched at the even when Apple releases the iPhone 6. If it does come at the same time as the new Apple smartphone, then the event is going to be quite novelty-loaded and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Apple chose to dedicate an event for the iWatch alone.
Apple is so late at the smartwatch table because, in Apple fashion, it wants to get it right the first time. Apple cannot afford to put out a device that is not successful, because it only puts out a handful of devices each year, as opposed to Samsung and other tech giants.
One rumor concerning the shape of Apple’s iWatch says that it is going to come in multiple screen sizes and will feature more than 10 sensors. Most likely, we believe, that Apple’s iWatch is going to have a curved glass display and will fit round the wrist. Then again, it would not surprise anyone if Apple went for the classic look of an analog watch.
Another thing we know for sure that Apple’s iWatch is going to focus strongly on is health. It’s going to be, among many things, a fitness wearable device, as the company has already announced HealthKit, a platform and app for iOS that gathers all types of biometric data. The iWatch is going to count steps, monitor your sleep, measure your heart rate and even measure your oxygen saturation.
HomeKit is another app/platform that is going to come alongside iOS 8 that is dedicated to controlling things around the house, such as light bulbs, thermostats and even fridges.
What do you think Apple’s iWatch is going to bring new to the smartwatch table? Drop us a line in the comment section below.