Apple will enter smartwatch market with its latest concept iWatch. The SmartWatch trend is gaining momentum since the launch of I’m watch last year. Sony launched its first smartwatch back in summer and is hugely popular with Android users. Apple iWatch will feature a 1.5-inch PMOLED display coated with an ITO coated glass. It will come pre-installed with Apple’s latest iOS release. The iWatch will connect to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via bluetooth 4.0 connection. There are no further information available on the iWatch but rumors according to chinese gadget site Tech.163 are that it will be launched by the end of 2013. The concept of Apple’s iWatch will certainly excite Apple fans who love wrist watches. Apple iWatch will compete against other smartwatches like Samsung Galaxy Gear, Pebble E-Paper watch, I’m Watch and Omate Truesmart. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20.
Update ; New rumors suggest that Apple’s first iWatch is delayed till next year (Q4 2014).
Update : Apple’s latest ad for iphone shows a mystery watch on hand. Could this be a deliberate leak from Apple to gain some attention ?
Update : Apple confirms the existence of iWatch by seeking a trademark on the wearable technology in Japan. It is rumored to launch during second half of 2013.
Update : A new report from Financial Times suggest that Apple’s iWatch project wouldn’t be ready for retail till second half of 2014.
Update : According to a 9to5mac report, Apple hires Nike’s top design director Ben Shaffer to work on its wearable devices. At Nike, Ben was the studio director of the research and development lab where new products were created.
Update : According to a new report from Fast Company, Shaffer was indeed the studio director at the innovation kitchen but he never worked on the Fuel Bands. His work was more related to ‘footwear innovation.’
Update : Apple hasn’t announced anything on the new iWatch but that hasn’t stopped designers to show off their concept design of Apple’s first wearable device. The Berlin based engineer Thomas Bogner has designed this latest concept. For more information on the iWatch design concept click here.
Update : According to 9to5Mac report, Apple has hired Nancy Dougherty from startup Sano Intelligence and Ravi Narasimham from general medical devices firm Vital Connect to work on its iWatch project. It is thought that their combined experience could enable Apple to incorporate innovative health features on its rumored SmartWatch.
Update : Apple is rumored to be experimenting new methods of extending battery life on next generation iOS devices. According to a New York Times report, engineers at Apple are trying to build a smarter battery by adding solar charging to iPhones, iPods and its rumored iWatch.
Update : According to new rumors, Apple is expected to launch its first SmartWatch iWatch by the end of Q3 2014.
Update : According to new rumor, Apple is expected to launch its debut SmartWatch iWatch in October 2014.
Update : According to a new report, Apple plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this coming fall.
Taiwan’s Quanta will begin mass production of Apple’s first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Update : Apple Rumored to Launch First Wearable Device on Sep 9th
Update : According to Bloomberg, Apple will introduce a new wearable product (likely an iWatch or iTime) at a press event in Cupertino on September 9th.
Update : According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple will launch its first wearable product, iWatch alongside the next flagship iPhone 6. In addition to that a WSJ report says that Apple iWatch will support NFC technology. The iWatch will come in two sizes, each featuring curved OLED display and sensors to monitor health and fitness data.