Gruber: Apple iWatch to be introduced next month

Gruber: Apple iWatch to be introduced next month
John Gruber has a good reputation when it comes to leaking information about Apple devices. So when he says to expect the long-awaited Apple iWatch to finally see the light of day next month, there is a very good chance that it will actually happen. Apple is holding an event on September 9th that is expected to unveil the Apple iPhone 6. It is possible that the iWatch will also be introduced at that time.

By July of last year, Apple had trademarked the iWatch name in a number of countries. The wearable is expected to come out of the box with a number of sensors that will allow it to capture health-related metrics such as heart rate, blood pressure and possibly blood glucose readings. That information can be sent to Apple's Health app, where it will be analyzed. The app debuts on iOS 8.

There is plenty of pressure on Apple to deliver a game changer when it comes to the smartwatch category. While a number of timepieces have been launched by Apple's rivals like Samsung and LG, so far there hasn't been one particular model that has captured the attention of the public.

source: DaringFireball via RedmondPie

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30 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Hope this will not be compatible with only ios devices...

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I would expect it to only be iOS compatible.

3. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why they should make their incoming kid be compatible with android or wp ? Their competition would profit on that ! But this thing is rummored to be far more standalone than ordinary smartwatch, so it could create "halo" effect despite being only iOS compatible, and that is probably Apple's goal.

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That makes absolutely no sense. How would selling their device to android and WP customers make money for their competition? How does Samsung, LG, HTC, or MS profit from Apple selling a watch to their customers, when they have or are planning to have a competing device? Are you talking apps, because the majority of those are offered by independent devs. Sorry but I don't follow your reasoning. Or do you actually believe that a smartwatch will convert users of completing platforms to switch to iOS? That's a pretty tall order.

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I would tend to agree with him. If Apple makes their watch iOS only and it generates the buzz that most of their products do, then combine that with the larger screen sizes that are coming for the iPhone; I do think a lot of people who had left iPhone due to small screen size will go back to their old ecosystem.

22. engineer-1701d unregistered

No if they made it open to all os they would corner the market people that like apples build quality would want it even if they have android and same for all they would double the sales and make it relative

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

If they want to dominate the smartwatch market they should make this compatible with any bluetooth enabled smartphone...

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

No matter how good or bad it would be. Just can't tolerate that ios..

21. engineer-1701d unregistered

You know the worst part is Moto 360 has waited to long so now people that wanted the Moto will get the iWatch instead. Stupid Motorola waited to long and f ed your company's chance of fame

26. jm1226

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

It's Apple

27. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

It will. Why should Apple feed Androtakus? And finally, Sammy and co will get something to copy from.

4. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Should buy Apple stock.

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

No put your money in a Growth Stock Mutual Fund.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You don't "patent" a name, you file for a trademark.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and you don't "patent" round corners or circular watches.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I want one bad, but with my active/gym lifestyle, I'd tear it up. Too expensive to only wear on a limited basis.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't wear watches, can't stand the feeling. I even hate cuffs, and if I'm in an environment that allows it, my sleeves are rolled up to my forearm. It's a shame, because if like to try a Moto 360. It certainly looks nice.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Due to my job, a watch is required, but I feel you bro I hate wearing any type of jewelry. The only things I wear, is a $30 freestyle sports watch and my wedding ring. She'd kill me if I didn't wear that lol. Moto 360 is nice too +1.

29. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

What the heck are you talking about, you wear more bling than Queen Elizabeth except, of course, yours' is fake. Don't worry, you don't need a watch (or iWatch); just run late like you always do down the Sunset strip. BTW, if the iWatch looks like the concept photo in the article (doubt it, though), I'll get it!! Too bad it won't. Don't forget the supermoon tonight, perfect night for you and the Mrs to howl.

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao. ..

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple will be offering a variety of different models. I'm sure they will have a fitness/sports model (or two or three).

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but I'd be banging it against things in the gym, and it'd be ugly as heck within a few days lol. Too expensive to ruin like that. Gotta pass bro.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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10. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

i don't see it happening this soon. they were still hiring peeps a month ago. no hardware leaks from it either. there are too many hints that say next year.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Just because they hired a few people within the last month don't mean anything. The could just be for future I watches. The initial smart watch could be complete. This thing is going to piggyback either the iphone or ipad this year. The way it's looking, it will be the iphone and ios 8. As far as leaks, they haven't massed produced it yet. They probably have x amount built at the Cupertino headquarters and that's it. They will announce at an event and come out a month later. Now the Apple TV will launch next year in the Spring/Summer.

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

I also think it will be pushed to Dec or Jan to many production problems and delays they will announce it on September 9th but they will say it will launch December but at that event they will show its capabilities so therefore they announcing it but not release it

14. adrewfryman

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

didnt they release a time map of all the products they were going to release this year? and i thought the iwatch was on there? idk it was a while ago i could be wrong

16. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

gruber made mo such claim. "The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn't even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month." He was just making a funny comment

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yep. Basically Gruber is an archetypal Apple fanboy. He was just talking smack about the Moto360, calling it a "tire", and shaming them for all the hype, but no actual shipping watches. Gruber is right about the hype. Android device vendors really do need to STFU until they actually have shipping product.

28. abdulmukta1234

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Apple should stick to making phones. A watch should be used to tell the time. Not to do all these silly things . Just use your phone

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