Apple should have a very busy schedule for its (yet-to-be-confirmed) event on September 9: Re/code is now reporting that it will show off its wearable device on that day alongside new iPhone hardware. The report from John Paczkowski says that Apple’s wearable will incorporate HealthKit, the upcoming software found in iOS 8 that adds fitness and health tracking features to its mobile platform, and that it will also have HomeKit features to help it somehow work together with connected home devices.
This report counters previous claims that any new Apple wearable device likely wouldn’t break cover until 2015, but it’s possible that Apple will reveal the hardware design and still launch the wearable at a later date, in the same way that it gave us an early preview of the new Mac Pro desktop computer long before getting it out to the buying public.
Including its new wearable in its September event is said to be a late-stage change in plans by the new Re/code report. The most credible claims thus far regarding the iWatch (or whatever it ends up being called) suggest it’ll be a sensor-laden device that can measure things including blood pressure, hydration, heart rate and steps, and that it should feature smartwatch functions like notifications of incoming messages, too.
by by Darrell Etherington