Apple's iWatch said to be coming in October

The smart watch space has been heating up recently with more and more companies piling on and either producing, or committing to producing, a wearable device. We've seen efforts from Samsung, LG and Motorola with rumors that Microsoft will release one, too. One company that has stayed quiet on the smart watch front is Apple who went through the whole WWDC keynote without mentioning or hinting at one. 

Re/Code is reporting that Apple has "tentatively" set the announcement date for their smart watch - which has been dubbed by the technology press as the 'iWatch' - and, according to the report, will link heavily into the fitness and lifestyle services Apple announced in the form of HealtKit. The report notes that the release date could be subject to change but as of now the it is set at October. 

The watch will likely run a version of iOS with apps and tight integration with iPhones and iPads. Nikkei is hearing that Apple is so confident in the device that production is set at three to five million units a month. Eddy Cue, Apple's VP of Internet Services, claimed at Re/Code's Code Conference that the current product pipeline at Apple is the "best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple." 

Source: Re/Code | Image via Gizmorati

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Apple is so confident in the device that production is set at three to five million units a month

If this thing fails, it could have a massive impact on perception of the company. It could mark a major turning point.

True. We will see. I honestly think Apple is rushing with the smart watch idea. I
think people dont want to be carrying yet another device and charging yet another device unless it has some really cool effects that iphone does not.
And as you said, if this fails, it will be a turning point in the perceptions. Stocks will roll and some corporate "heads" probably too. I hope they succede thou, I want to see healthy competition and quality products. Im neither pro MS or pro Apple or a Googler.

mattdocs12345 said,
I honestly think Apple is rushing with the smart watch idea.

Apple are the little spotty kid in the playground, not wanting to be left out, trying to become a somebody :)

My guess, a watch geared towards health with all the sensors you can imagine on it so companies like Nike can make their apps work with the HealthKit framework =).

Scabrat said,
My guess, a watch geared towards health with all the sensors you can imagine on it so companies like Nike can make their apps work with the HealthKit framework =).

Samsung will have a device out for health before Apple with all those sensors. I am not talking about the Gear fit but another device I recently read about.

Gergel7077 said,

Samsung will have a device out for health before Apple with all those sensors. I am not talking about the Gear fit but another device I recently read about.

I am sure they will =). And it will probably run Tizen and might be usable on Android and iOS.

I dont get the watch trend going on. I would rather have a forearm pad similar to what quarterbacks wear to check plays. I dunno...thats probably a terrible idea too.

MikeInBA said,
I dont get the watch trend going on. I would rather have a forearm pad similar to what quarterbacks wear to check plays. I dunno...thats probably a terrible idea too.

That is possible but you could wait a long time before you get that for the customer version of forearm pad... Unless you can make one on your own.

evacc44 said,
I'll be glad when it is officially announced just so I can stop looking at this stupid stock mockup image.

Lol, I know! I agree with that... It doesnt even look that good and its not even possible...

What an ugly piece of transparent classless crap, reminds me of the transparent iMac or whatever. Next stop an cow skin iWatch...