Unless something frankly unbelievable happens in the next three weeks, there’s a good chance we’ll put the first half of 2014 behind us with no new hardware from Apple. Not a thing. Nada. Zip. Nuthin'.
Of course, the Californians are tipped to have a multitude of goodies up their sleeves, and one of those is the much-discussed Apple iWatch. Here, two separate sources are saying it’ll be launched in October.
Publication the first is re/code, which says – with credit to “People familiar with Apple’s plans” – October is the “tentative launch date” for the iWatch, and while nothing’s set in stone just yet, that’s certainly the “target date” as things stand right now.
Meanwhile, over on Nikkei Asian Review, “industry sources” say the iWatch is “expected to hit the market in October”.
Nothing too shocking there, admittedly. The Apple iWatch will inevitably tie in closely with iOS 8, which was announced last Monday at the WWDC 2014 keynote. It’s currently pencilled in for a “fall” release.
In terms of functionality, the Apple iWatch will likely boast a number of health-related features, Healthkit having been announced last week as one of iOS 8’s key features. Apple is also thought to be working closely with Nike, which has scaled down its own wearable antics.
Now we just need to pin down the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Pro, new Apple TV…