The iWatch rumormill won’t end until the day Apple officially announces its very first smart watch. The latest information about Apple’s wearable comes from Reuters which managed to get new information from the Cupertino company’s suppliers. The list of those providing components for the iPhone maker includes Quanta, LG and Heptagon which will be taking care of the chassis, screen and internal sensors, respectively.
“The iWatch will be slightly rectangular with the watch face protruding slightly from the band, creating an arched shape, and will feature a touch interface and wireless charging capabilities.”Reuters’ suggests that the iWatch will be “slightly rectangular” with the “watch face protrud[ing] slightly from the band, creating an arched shape, and will feature a touch interface and wireless charging capabilities.” Production, the article reads, will start in July.
Once again, we’re hearing that the iWatch will be unveiled in October, rocking a 2.5-inch touchscreen and a number of sensors, including a barometer and air pressure sensors for more accurate localized weather and altitude measurements. Moreover, it may also come with a built-in blood glucose sensor though that part is far from being confirmed.
Leading to the iWatch launch, Apple has been hiring medical experts, hoping to give its watch a medical device “spin” and, perhaps even make it subsidized by insurance companies. We’ll see how that goes.