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October launch for the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iWatch?

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October launch for the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iWatch?
A report out of Japan suggests that the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iWatch will be launched together, but not until October. According to information leaked by suppliers, both devices will have sensors that work with the new HealthKit app that was introduced last week at WWDC. HealthKit will keep track of certain health metrics that will be provided by sensors in the iPhone 6 and the iWatch.

According to one of Apple's suppliers, five million units of the iWatch will be produced monthly. The wearable is rumored to come with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the timepiece is expected to play a huge part in Apple's HomeKit initiative, which will allow you control the everyday functions of your house using an iDevice. According to the suppliers, Apple will price the iWatch between $200 and $300.

While Apple has never mentioned the iWatch by name, CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple will introduce new product categories in 2014. Apple also hasn't addressed rumors about the introduction of an iPhone phablet, believed to be sporting a 5.5 inch screen.

An October launch of the Apple iPhone 6 would represent a small shift from the last two releases. The Apple iPhone 5s was launched on September 20th, 2013 and the Apple iPhone 5 was launched on September 21st, 2012. The Apple iPhone 4s did get released in October of 2011.

source: Telegraph via PocketLint

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posted on 09 Jun 2014, 12:49 1

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Curious to see how the two will integrate together. Can't wait.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 13:59

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It'll be while, there likely is no watch coming anytime soon. There has been no mention of any APIs in iOS 8 that allude to any iWatch (unless it will be independent of iOS which I doubt). But I would like to see Apple's take on that situation ASAP. As everyone other than Moto have shown, watches aren't exactly their thing. Apple might be the only one that comes up with anything significantly ground breaking, but the rumors so far have just been depressing.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 15:41

8. Sauce (unregistered)


APIs (not to mention Swift program language) have been mentioned in this past weeks WWDC workshops. A new product was mentioned while discussing uses for Swift and OBJC/C++.

Also, Apple and the FDA have discussed a use of new sensors and a "moral obligation to do more" with the smart watch industry.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 16:01 3

10. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


.....I'm going to help you out because based on your answer I think I need to explain. Swift being a programming language has nothing to do with the iWatch. APIs are not programming languages but specific sets of tools made with the programming language to help facilitate specific functions more easily. So in essence they are the general purpose wheel, made by Apple lets say, so individual developers do not have to make that wheel themselves.

So back to the issue, currently there are 0 APIs discovered (might still be hidden in there somewhere) that specifically point to an iWatch. People are speculating on very VERY loose connections such as LE bluetooth or widgets in notifications as pointing to an iWatch. Other than that you have bits and pieces of hardware, largely just the sapphire glass situation that point to an iWatch, but sapphire glass can also be used (and is used) in Apple smartphones. So there is no conclusive evidence at all of a smart watch, so much so that Apple has never mentioned it and the FDA has no new sensors from Apple needing approval either. They hired some experts but that is also loose as a connection.

So that is why I said it likely isn't happening this year unless it was a SUPER secret project they are willing to risk stability for. Because adding APIs for it near its release and without public beta would be a security/stability nightmare.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 16:08

11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1107; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Even Bluetooth LE is not a good indicator of an iWatch, since Apple has implemented that standard since 2011 (iPhone 4S). It is only recently that the pack caught up there. Still, I'll believe the iWatch when I see it.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 18:12

14. Sauce (unregistered)


Let me stop you right there, and explain what you just admitted, because I finished reading your obnoxious paragraphs 3 sentences in.

"SPECIFIC SETS OF TOOLS MADE WITH THE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE TO HELP FACILITATE SETS OF TOOLS"

Combine that with a new product and new features, what do you get? C o m m o n S e n s e :D

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 18:51

15. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Supposedly, Sauce was or is a developer - based upon the conversation you are having with him - that is looking highly unlikely...

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 14:02

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


In the mean time you could pick up a note 3 to see what the new ios feels like.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 16:56

13. nctx77 (Posts: 534; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Oh, you mean the unstable beta 1? If so, you are spot on!

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 22:09

16. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


One crashes a lot, the other is called KitKat.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 13:12 3

2. wtmana (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


After lg g3, HTC one m8, galaxy s5, Sony z2. I think is to late apple.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 13:31 3

3. wilsong17 (Posts: 958; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


genuinely they are going to sell more since they are bring more screen size...

anyways im waiting for the note 4, i already love the feature that the note 2 and 3 deliver

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 14:27 1

7. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Too late for what exactly?

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 15:47

9. Sauce (unregistered)


He's speaking out of his sh*tter. Just another inbred Fandroid.

Probably can't even remember his own name, let alone his purpose in life.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 13:39

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


iWatch could be a compelling value proposition. IF it can do all of the rumored biometric scans - like blood oxygen and blood sugar levels. This could be huge for Apple. Or it could be bust.

Go big or go home.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 16:45 1

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 1175; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


My wife is diabetic so if it ends up reading her blood sugar levels then I'm afraid she might end up going with an iPhone when she's looking up get a new phone... That being said, everything about the iWatch including its very existence is still just rumor at this point...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 01:44

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Rumors come to an end in the Fall this year. iWatch could be a driver for order of magnitude iP6 sales. Or, it could be just an incremental add-on.

As I posted earlier - Go big or go home. Either way, we will know in about 4 months.

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