The Apple smartwatch is coming. Reports from Reuters say the smartwatch could launch as soon as October and will feature a 2.5 inch diagonal screen and will be slightly rectangular.
Today, the WSJ is reporting Apple plans to launch multiple versions of the smartwatch. The watch, dubbed the iWatch by pretty much everyone, will include more than 10 sensors including ones that track your health and fitness according to today’s report.
These multiple versions could come in the form of different screen sizes, design cues and more. This scattershot approach could be necessary since watches are viewed as fashion products. One default watch might not cut it.
I see health and fitness being the main driving force behind the Apple’s iWatch. I’m just not convinced people will want to wear something like that on a day-to-day basis. Apple has shaken up the market before. It proved that with the iPod, iPhone and iPad. But, those were under Steve Jobs. Current Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet to release a major new product.
Still, analysts are convinced wearable-devices will take off over the next few years. IDC, a market research firm, sees global sales in this category tripling this year to 19 million units and rocketing to 111.9 million units by 2018.
If anybody can start the major push into wearables it’s Apple. I just want to see it already. We’ve seen other wearable devices release, and well, they aren’t exactly mainstream. What will Apple do differently? That’s what me, you and thousands of Apple investors want to know. With an expected release date sometime this fall, we’ll know Apple’s plans soon.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. What concerns do you have? And, what would you like to see in an Apple smartwatch?