We haven’t seen hide nor hair of the infamous iWatch, but it may debut on September 9 alongside both iPhone 6 models. Apple’s first wearable is currently shrouded in mystery, but if this latest report from Re/code proves true, we might finally see the iWatch earlier than expected.
The iWatch will apparently work hand in hand with iOS 8’s new HealthKit, so users will be able to track their fitness and health data on the go. Previous rumors indicated that the iWatch would feature multiple sensors with a fitness focus. As such, it’s hardly surprising that Apple’s first wearable will focus on improving your overall well-being.
Re/code also stated that the iWatch will work closely with iOS 8’s smart home control center app, HomeKit. Although no solid details were forthcoming, it’s easy to imagine how a smartwtach could be used to turn on the lights, set a dimmer switch, turn on the AC, and so on. The report also speculated that the wearable could be used to control Apple TV, hypothetically.
Beyond these key facts, Re/code doesn’t have much more to say except that the iWatch is coming — and soon. Given the respected reputation of the publication and the fact that its writer John Paczkowski isn’t the first to suggest that the iWatch may arrive on September 9, it seems entirely possible that the iWatch will debut with the iPhone 6.
The report also notes that Apple will reveal both iPhone 6 models at the September event. For a time, most believed the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would launch later in October, but now sources have mixed views on the subject.