The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought.
Apple Inc will launch its wearable device in September alongside the new iPhone 6 handsets, media reports said.
Tech blog Re/Code was quoted as saying the firm is preparing to reveal the gadget, which is believed will be called iTime, alongside larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets.
“Apple plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9,” Re/Code said.
“The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform.”
It could also act as a remote for “smart” home gadgets.
A September launch for the long-awaited iWatch would be earlier than many have expected, and announcing it alongside the new iPhone would also be a bold move for Apple and a confidence booster for its investors.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster for instance has said he expects an iWatch after the iPhone 6 announcement, “potentially in October, with a retail price of US$350”.
Earlier in August another analyst claimed Apple’s iWatch had been delayed and will not go on sale until 2015.
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