Apple Plans Wearable Intro On Sept 9th, Shipping 2015

There has been no shortage of speculation regarding Apple’s now official September 9th event. While the event is widely expected to be the formal introduction of the iPhone 6, it will also mark the introduction of Apple’s wearable device, which most have dubbed the iWatch. Whether it takes the form of a traditional watch remains to be seen. As for its unveiling, that will come at the Apple event taking place next month at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. Though it will be introduced at the event, sources have told the reliable John Paczkowski not to expect on shelves until early 2015.

iWatch 2015

In recent history, Apple has moved quickly from announcement to sales to selling out. This year will likely be no different for the new iPhone. The new larger form factor, which would start at 4.7-inches and may expand to a second model boasting a 5.5-inch display, will certainly see massive interest. New iPhones are always high in demand, demand that often outstrips supply. A new, more complex device could certainly see more of the same issues in 2014. This is also a major change, sure to attract those who were waiting to upgrade.

Apple’s history shows us that not all products are announced and immediately put up for sale. The biggest and most notable was the first iPhone. Announced in January, 2007, it did not go on sale until 6 months later. It was a ground-breaking, revolutionary device. Will Apple look to repeat with the iWatch?

The wearable that aims to replace our old timepieces is said to include all sorts of sensors. Using these sensors, information about your health and fitness will be neatly transferred to the Health app coming in iOS 8. It’s also seen as a way to control connected devices in your home using the new Homekit framework.

The September 9th event should bring new iPhone(s) and a new wearable. Expecations are for the iPhone to ship the following week, but it sounds as if the iWatch won’t make its way to your wrist until next year. That would mean Apple missing out on the lucrative 2014 holiday season, at least for wearables. This should allow sufficient time for developers to target your wrist for new ways to interact with your favorite apps.

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