December 18, 2014

Apple to debut its smartwatch on September 9, report says

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After much anticipation and speculation, Apple is expected to unveil its smartwatch at a press event on September 9. According to a new Recode report, Apple plans to debut the device alongside its next generation of iPhones.

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 — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.

With IFA and CTIA taking place in the next few weeks, and what we presume will be birth of a new generation of Android Wear devices, we’ll be curious to see how the iWatch fits in the scheme of things. Pricing, perhaps more so than features, may determine adoption of the iWatch and smartwatches in general. Could Apple jump out in the lead with their device? Are they late to the game or irrelevant? We’ll find out just a few months from now when the figures roll in.

Recode