Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

Apple The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought. Apple plans to launch a new wearable device, presumed by many to be a smartwatch, alongside two next-generation iPhones this September according to a report on tech news site Re/code. The site has previously reported that Apple will launch two, different sized versions of the iPhone 6 at an event on September 9. Apple has yet to send out formal invites to any event. A September launch for the long-awaited iWatch would be earlier than many have expected, and announcing it alongside the new iPhone would also be a bold move for Apple and a confidence booster for its investors. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster for instance has said he expects an iWatch after the iPhone 6 announcement, “potentially in October, with a retail price of $350.” Apple’s new wearable device will, “make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform,” according to Re/code’s John Paczkowski. ”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.” Read the full story at Forbes.