Date
23 August 2017
Apple is expected to launch on September 9 two next-generation iPhones and will reportedly also unveil its iWatch. Photo: Bloomberg
Apple is expected to launch on September 9 two next-generation iPhones and will reportedly also unveil its iWatch. Photo: Bloomberg

Earlier than expected: September launch for iWatch

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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JL

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