Apple will be launching multiple versions of its much-rumored “iWatch” in the fall, at least that’s what a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims today. The report says the device will be available in multiple screen sizes, and will use more than 10 sensors to track a user’s health and fitness information.
Apple’s smartwatch could launch as early as October with production to begin in two to three months at Quanta Computer Inc., a Taiwanese manufacturer that has long been Apple’s supplier for Mac computers, said the people familiar with the matter. Quanta will begin some trial runs next month.
The report quotes the mainstay “sources familiar with the matter” as saying Apple will ship between 10 and 15 million units by the end of the year. The company is reportedly still finalizing specifications for the device, ahead of the start of mass production.
The report follows one from Reuters on Wednesday that claimed the iWatch would measure in at a huge (for wrist wear) 2.5-inches diagonally, and would feature a touch interface and wireless charging capabilities. Previous rumors had pegged the iWatch screen size at both 1.3 and 1.6-inch sizes for different sized wrists.
The iWatch is expected to debut sometime in October.