We’ve been talking about the Apple iWatch for – what? – well over a year at this stage, but it sounds like we’re finally nearing the official launch.
From out of China, we’re told that the Apple iWatch has gone into production, albeit in small quantities for now, with the launch still vaguely scheduled for the second half of 2014. Hey, that’s only a few months from now. Maybe.
We’re told that the Apple iWatch will adopt SiPs, or system-in package modules, instead of traditional PCBs – that’s printed circuit boards.
The upshot is that the internal hardware of the Apple iWatch will consume less space, though since several components are housed in one SiP module, one faulty component – like a bad apple – can spoil the whole bunch, which means lower production yields.
Incidentally, don’t be surprised when we’re inevitably told, in a few months’ time, that production yields of the Apple iWatch are incredibly low, and that it’ll resultantly be impossible to come by at first. I’m yawning already in anticipation.
Purported iOS 8 screenshots recently revealed something called Healthbook, with the Apple iWatch tipped to be very much focused on health and fitness. Incidentally, on that note, there are rumours that Nike will be heavily involved, too.
We’re likely to meet the Apple iWatch at WWDC 2014 at the earliest, which goes down from June 2 to June 6.