Apple iWatch to arrive in October with curved OLED screen, reports Nikkei


This week Apple announced a string of updates at the Worldwide Developers Conference but said nothing about the highly anticipated iWatch.

Today Asian news portal Nikkei claims to know that the iWatch is on it’s way with a release in October 2014.

It has been speculated that Apple’s wearable device will tie in with the new Healthkit system and function as a health monitor. It will run on the iOS 8 operating system and have a curved OLED touchscreen.

According to Nikkei the iWatch will track sleep activity, calorie consumption, blood sugar levels and blood oxygen levels as well as allowing users to read iMessages on the device.

Nikkei also reports that a parts manufacturer is planning for a monthly output of 3-5 million units and that the device will cost over $193 dollars.

While Apple remains notoriously secretive about their plans, Tim Cook has recently hinted about „exciting“ new products. Earlier this year he told Reuters that Apple is „working on some things that are extensions of things you can see and some that you can’t see“, revealing the possibility of hardware innovation to come.

Nikkei has also proved a reliable source in the past as writers have correctly speculated previous release dates for Apple products.


Featured image: render of a conceptual smart watch via Shutterstock. Copyright: Georgejmclittle

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