According to a report from Taiwanese Publication Digitimes, Apple is already receiving samples for flexible circuit boards from Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology for the upcoming iWatch. These companies specialize in making flexible PCBs.
The samples will give Apple ample amount of time to assess the best options available and gear up for a release in September, according to the report.
The iWatch has long been rumored to launch in Fall, which is when Apple refreshes its iPhone and iPads. Considering that this will be a companion accessory to existing iOS devices, it’s fair to assume that Apple will launch its wearable at about the same time.
Since the iWatch is rumored to sport a flexible design, components beneath the device will have to curved and flexible as well. We have heard about the company using a curved AMOLED display for the iWatch to accommodate for the form factor, so it’s only natural that rest of the components inside will have to be curved as well.
iOS 8 is expected to come with support for a new app called Healthbook that will monitor your health parameters like steps taken, calories burned, weight lost and track vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate and other blood-related parameters like glucose levels. All this data would likely be obtained by the sensors on the iWatch. It’s safe to assume that the iWatch will sync data with the Healthbook app to provide up to date information on the user’s health.
Yesterday, a report claimed that Apple will launch iWatch in Q3 2014, which goes well in line with this new revelation as well. We will hope to learn more about this new wearable from Apple in the coming days.