Last month Re/code’s John Paczkowski reported that Apple plans to introduce its new iPhone models at an event scheduled for next month, and today Re/code’s Paczkowski reports that Apple will also reveal its wearable product (i.e. iWatch/iBand) alongside the new iPhones:
Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9th. [...] 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.
Re/code previously reported that Apple was targeting October for holding an event to show off its health-focused wearable device, and today’s report mentions that an October event for other products could still be in Apple’s plans.
(For historical purposes, the last two iPad events were held in late October.)
9to5Mac has reported heavily on Apple’s plans for its wearable product tentatively dubbed iWatch.
In July 2013, we reported on a number of key hires made by Apple revealing the company’s plans for a sensor-laded wearable device. In February 2014, we profiled extensively a number of critical members of Apple’s wearables team ranging from leadership to health and fitness to fashion. In June 2014, we reported that Apple has teamed up with a number of professional sports athletes in testing the fitness capabilities of its wearable product. Finally, in July 2014, we updated our report with additional key hires to Apple’s wearables team.