On August 27, it was reported that Apple had indeed decided to unveil their wearable device, the oft-rumored iWatch, alongside the iPhone 6 on September 9. Now, a new report has surfaced that corroborates those claims.
The report was published by Bloomberg on August 28, a few hours after Apple officially released media invites to their September 9 event. While Apple PR wishes they could “say more,” regarding the event, this new report seems to lend credence to the idea that Apple’s gearing up to make this the biggest event since the original iPhone:
“Now the Cupertino, California-based company will attempt to repeat that feat in wearables, an emerging group of devices that track people’s activity and health. Apple will introduce a wearable gadget along with new iPhones on Sept. 9, a person with knowledge of the plans said. Notices for the event, which will also take place in Cupertino, were sent out today.“
The report speculates that Apple may be trying to manage expectations by calling it an accessory for the iPhone rather than a new product category, which is probably the reason it is launching the wearable alongside iPhone 6, and not holding a special event to launch the device like the company did for the iPad.
The event itself holds significant if only for the fact that they are holding it at the Flint Center, where the original Mac was unveiled 30 years ago. The company is also reportedly building a large building at the location in preparation for the launch. While the even itself is enough to get people excited, another report published on August 28 suggests that when the iPhone 6 launches, it could be attached to a large price tag.
If Apple launches their wearable alongside the iPhone 6, do you plan on buying both at the same time (if possible)?