Reports: iWatch Coming In October
June 6, 2014 at 4:16 PM (PT)
Multiple media sources are reporting that APPLE will unveil its much-anticipated iWATCH this OCTOBER, FORBES reports. The tech giant is so bullish on the launch that it plans to produce three to five million units per month.
Although WALL STREET was unimpressed with APPLE's WWDC showcase last MONDAY, some of the new software platforms will tie into the new product -- specially, a feature called Continuity and the HealthKit app, which aggregates biometric data. The iWATCH will reportedly will monitor health-related data such as calorie consumption, sleep data, blood oxygen levels and blood glucose levels.
“Glucose tracking is the Holy Grail for wearables,” said one tech industry source, citing that no one has been able to measure glucose non-invasively. “Nobody has cracked it yet.”
Rival companies believe APPLE will create more stylish wearables, unlike the current, plastic-black-band generation of fitness trackers. Other sources report that APPLE will integrate a curved OLED screen into its iWATCH, which can be thinner, brighter and more power efficient than other display technologies.