Apple’s long-rumoured iWatches are finally on the way. And there’s likely to be more than one to choose from . Consumers may finally be able to strap on Apple’s new devices later this year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The iPhone maker is said to be preparing to launch the iWatch, possibly as early as October, according to the Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter.”
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta Computer, which assembles some of Apple’s Mac computers, will start trial production of the iWatch next month and could start full-scale production in two months, the report said. Quanta is expected to ship 10 million to 15 million of the devices by the end of the year, said the WSJ, citing another anonymous source, this one at a component supplier.
Apple hasn’t yet approved the final design of the iWatch, according to the report. That may be because there will actually be more than one design; Apple is expected to ship “multiple” versions of the iWatch, which will vary in screen size, the Journal reported. The devices will have more than 10 sensors with in to track health and fitness and other activities.
The launch of the iWatch would be Apple’s first new product since it introduced the iPad more than four years ago. Home town newspaper The San Jose Mercury News said the company has been under increasing pressure to demonstrate that it can still be an innovative force despite the loss of founder Steve Jobs. This will certainly do that!