Apple wearable slated for October release, multiple sources say

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Rumors of an Apple iWatch have continually been swirling for months now, and it seems that the time is almost here. Multiple sources claim Apple is scheduling an October event to debut a new wearable, and while the iWatch isn’t mentioned by name, the safest bet at the moment is to expect a wrist-mounted wearable to be unveiled.

When Eddy Cue said that Apple has the greatest product pipeline in his 25 years at the company, he seemingly wasn’t lying — Apple reportedly is confident enough in this upcoming wearable to ramp up production between three million and five million units per month.

The device would, of course, tie into Apple’s new HealthKit, which first debuted at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference. This would allow for managing the biometric information of users, and consolidating it all into one place.

Nikkei Asian Review notes that industry sources tell them the wearable will feature a curved OLED display and collect health-related data, presumably consolidating it into one place. It will also handle notifications from a connected smartphone.

Apple is also reportedly in partnership with Nike for the device, a company which recently killed off its own in-house hardware manufacturing.

Details are still fairly scarce, but it looks like the iWatch may finally be on its way to being made official.

Sources: Nikkei Asian Review, Re/code

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