A new report via the Wall Street Journal, states that the iWatch is coming this fall in multiple models. The wearable tech will come in multiple screen sizes and will pack over 10 sensors to track the wearer’s health and fitness.
Apple is expected to announce the iWatch sometime later this year, according to a report published by reuters Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will begin mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
The source said Apple expects to ship 50 million units within the first year of the product’s release, although these types of initial estimates can be subject to change. The watch is currently in trial production at Quanta, which will be the main manufacturer, accounting for at least 70 percent of final assembly,
Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch—dubbed the iWatch in the media—later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The devices will include more than 10 sensors to track and monitor health and fitness data, these people said. Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc. 2382.TW -0.60% is expected to start producing the devices in two to three months, they said.
As growth in smartphones and tablet computers slows, Apple and others are considering wearable devices as an enticing new market. Smaller sensors, flexible screens and ubiquitous wireless connectivity have the potential to usher in a new era of computing where all devices will become “smart,” collecting and processing data from daily life.