Apple expected to unveil its first wearable product at iPhone event on September 9th

Ian Hardy

August 27, 2014 1:42pm

Apple has been rumoured to unveil the first of its new 2014 product line on September 9th. While we’re expecting to see two new iPhones — 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches in screen size — we might also see the company’s first foray into wearable devices.

John Paczkowski of Re/Code, the man who originally revealed the September 9th date, has gone on record that Apple will show off a new wearable at the same event. The report indicated that “Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9th… The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform. It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices.”

Neither the wearable device’s specs nor design are known, but reports have indicated that what the media is calling  ‘iWatch’ will sport a 2.5-inch touchscreen and have wireless charging capabilities.

  • JB

    ……meh.

    • KiwiBri

      just wait.. the mainstream Media will pounce on this when its announced.
      Man, remember the days when Apple products were for the hardcore apple geeks..

  • Felix

    Isn’t it true that Apples nano was able to be a watch also? I guess that wouldn’t be classified as a wearable…

    • HiKsFiles

      True. I have one and the bracelet that transforms the Nano into a watch. Very clunky and appart from telling the time and playing music, there isn’t much you can do.

    • http://www.meetup.com/nerdhq DrNicket

      I used to wear iPod nano (5th, 6th gen?) with a watch strap for a good while. Only used it as a player and a watch (as you said). I ran the cord up my sleeve and out my collar. Perfect for labour work. I still have it in my work bag for the rare occasion I want to use it.

      Now I have a Samsung Galaxy Gear and though I wear it everyday, I use it even less. Despite being hacked to run full Android with Apex and Nova Launcher… I just can’t think of much I’d want to do with it…

      As it is, the wake function from movement is most annoying. It often gets set off when I don’t want it (like in a movie theatre), or won’t turn on when I want to check the time.

      To it’s credit, I am happy with handsfree calling, (pretty good mic quality, mediocre speaker quality), when I have my hands full unloading the car after shopping or something, but putting the microphones on the sides, they get blocked if I bend my wrist certain ways.

      What will the iWatch offer me that I would actually use?

    • http://tmc.fm/ Brad Fortin

      Don’t forget the iPod shuffle. That’s wearable, too.

      Beats are pretty wearable, too, if you don’t plug them into anything.

  • alphs22

    All these rumours… the event hasn’t even been announced yet.

    • ShaBi

      The closer the date, the more i hope they don’t announce anything at all (regarding a watch, and I mean ever), just to have a laugh at the people going crazy about it.

    • JT

      Agreed! These rumors or events are being reported as top news stories. I simply don’t get it. Except for the initial rush of brain-washed Apple fans, its not really a huge deal.

  • mico

    blackberry is falling behind to last place..oh wait…LOOL

    • Felix

      How is it falling behind at all? By not releasing a novelty item that serves really no purpose?

  • ronnnyraygun1

    And the iFans will freak and have their minds blown because they’ve never seen wearable technology like this before! Wow!

  • icyhotonmynuts

    After Steve Jobs kicked the bucket, Apple has been consistently late to any technology party.