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Apple iWatch Rumors charging up ahead of expected launch in Q3 2014


Apple iWatch was long been a subject of rumors since very long, but still no one pointed out the truth regarding the company’s upcoming wearable smartwatch. But Apple kept this matter secret till date, without revealing any clues related to iWatch. Somewhere here and there, we find some information related to the long rumored gadget, this time we have a good news for you – it’s about the nearing launch date of Apple’s smartwatch.

Apple iWatch concept
Apple iWatch concept

Apple’s iWatch will be a real wow-factor to watch out for. As I said before, it is a rumor for long that Apple has a wearable computing device in its plans, unofficially dubbed the iWatch. However, Apple has maintained silence whether it is releasing the wearable companion with the line of iPhones (iPhone 6 this time), but rumors for the device have arisen once again prior to what could be a launch or a release date sometime around. It is expected to be launched in the third quarter of the year.

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Besides being an attractive device which runs on iOS with biometrics and other specifications providing integration with some other iOS devices. After a year-long relegation for the status of next big thing, Apple’s wearable is finally making out into mainstream, as we have seen the similar rumors and speculations about Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony Smartwatch 2, which followed the Kickstarter phenomenon Pebble and Pebble Steel watches in past, which became the true fact.

Last week, MacRumors reported that Apple’s trademark will now include watches and clocks. The extension will be covering Class 14, and that it will include the previous products, as well as cufflinks, bracelets, tie clips, necklaces and other such similar items. This says Apple may, possibly use this extension for creation of products like an iWatch, though the possibility remains with Apple if it will branch out based on trademark expansion into other types of products connected. In Ecuador, the trademark expansion was finalized, where MacRumors claimed that Apple has submitted similar kind of applications in the United Kingdom, Norway and Mexico, but as of now not in the United States.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, iWatch may come with 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch variants, in which one of the variants may fetch a price of a few thousand US Dollars. Other features expected include an NFC chip, sapphire covers, flexible AMOLED display tech, and some biometric functionality.

According to the AppleInsider, Apple already patented its flexible iWatch with touchscreen display as well as the “slap bracelet” mechanism to conform the users’ wrist. The filed patent’s image demonstration could be seen below.

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In terms of design, it is believed that iWatch will stay true to Apple’s goal of releasing light and slim devices and the interesting twist to it is, the potential usage of Liquid Metal on the fashionable wear.

Now coming to battery life, a maximum lifespan is expected to be little more than 24 hours, which would be very convenient to the buyers who don’t want to charge it on daily basis.

The iWatch may work in concert with iPhone 6, or any other device that will support the upcoming iOS 8 platform. Apple is rumored to release iOS 8 mobile OS in its upcoming WWDC event in June, may be, along with the early release of new iPhone 6.

iWatch to Monitor your Health

Rumors also suggest that Apple is planning to monitor health and is focused for a sport device. And with the device worn on the wrist and supporting your iOS devices will perfectly stand a reason to go for Apple iWatch. It’s also expected that Apple could join hands with Nike’s fitness-tracking software team to build its iWatch with health in its mind.

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It is claimed that such device can even predict heart attacks, for which a patent was filed back in 2012 on how Apple is planning to make some sort of wrist-worn device exceptionally accurate for monitoring the steps taken by you.

There were some rumors surfaced in February 2014, where the rumored Healthbook app was expected to get launched along with iOS 8 and it was also reported that Apple would be integrating only important sensors on iWatch to rely more on companion iPhones.

It is also rumored that Apple will go for the flexible approach with a complete ductile plastic OLED screen, may be from LG Display, which could provide G Flex kind-of bendy screens for the smartwatch.

Prior to that, it was rumored that Apple was planning the idea of curved Corning Gorilla glass. Gorilla Glass had been used in most of the Apple’s mobile devices, if we can see the same in iWatch, it’s really good news. Earlier, we have also reported that Apple’s first ever wearable computing device, iWatch is said to be release in 2 different versions – Men’s 1.7-inch and Women’s 1.3-inch smartwatch.

Until Apple makes it official, we have to rely on these iWatch rumors as we always does with its other products. Just keep calm and swallow these rumors and speculations. Stay tuned for more latest updates on Apple’s wearables. Post your opinions in the comments field below.

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About Bhanu Jamwal

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Living in Aldine, TX, he writes about Mac, iOS, Android and IT Hardware. Apart from writing on The Next Digit, he is also an expert in providing valuable seminars on IT Peripherals and IT Security. All posts by Bhanu

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