Wall Street Journal reports according to their sources who are “familiar with the matter”, Apple is planning to launch multiple versions of the rumored iWatch later this fall.
WSJ also claims that the iWatch will come with more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness.
The new wrist device from Apple will include more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness, these people said. Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smartwatches that they fail to provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone, said a person familiar with the matter.
Apple could launch the iWatch as early as October with production in two or three months at Quanta Computers Inc, the Taiwanese based manufacturer that has long been Apple’s supplier for Mac computers. Quanta is also expected to begin trial runs next month.
The report also claims that Apple’s smartwatch will come in multiple sizes. Apple is planning to ship 10 million to 15 million units of the iWatch by the end of the year, which seems like quite an aggressive target for a new product.
This comes hot on the heels of the report by Reuters, which claimed that Apple will launch an iWatch with a surprisingly large 2.5-inch display, wireless charging capabilities, and also feature a plethora of sensors , some of which will be able to read the wearer’s pulse. It was previously reported that the iWatch could come with 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch flexible AMOLED display for women and men respectively.
The October launch of the iWatch is in line with previous reports which claimed Apple will launch the iWatch at a special event in October.[via WSJ]