A new report from Re/code backs up a report from earlier today, in which the usually reliable Nikkei news service said that Apple is planning an October event to introduce the much-rumored “iWatch” to the world.
October. That’s the tentative launch date Apple has set for its first, long-in-the-offing foray into wearable devices. People familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red the company hopes to schedule a special event that month to show off the device, which is designed to make good use of the HealthKit health and fitness information-gathering app it recently showed off at WWDC.
While Re/code hedges their bets a bit by saying that things could change between now and in the fall, but October is the current target date.
Nikkei’s report also noted that Apple has so much confidence in their new wearable that they’re looking to produce three million to five million of the wrist gadgets per month. WHEW!
Apple CEO Tim Cook, and SVP Eddy Cue continually tease about new stuff on the way, with Cue teasing, “Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.” So, there’s that.
At this point, it’s all conjecture and whispers in the shadows, but soon enough we will hopefully all be able to get our wrists inside a new iWatch. Don’t worry though Pebble, I have two wrists…