Apple event invite list hints at iWatch launch

When we’re trying to predict what announcements are due from an upcoming mobile event, we often turn to the invites. Is there some subtle hint at what sort of products might be in store? Or maybe a less-than-subtle shove in the right direction? Sometimes it’s not the invites themselves we need to pay attention to, but who’s getting them. Consider the August HTC announcement that brought us the One M8 for Windows: while the invite itself didn’t tell much, that fact that it was going out to a lot of sites with a primarily Windows Phone focus helped clue us in to HTC’s plans. Now similar attention is being paid to Apple’s guest list for its September 9 event, and the odds that we’ll see an iWatch launch are looking better and better.

Why’s that? Multiple members of the fashion news community have been invited to Apple’s event – not the sort of shindig they normally cover. One of the recurring threads we’ve heard about iWatch development is that there would be at least one high-fashion version of the wearable, a rumor that we could easily see finding support through this unusual development.

Even if we’re feeling more confident about an iWatch announcement next week, that doesn’t answer our questions about sales – and specifically, how long we might be waiting before we can actually get our hands on this guy. But one thing at a time, right?

Source: Reuters
Via: 9to5 Mac
Image: Slava Zaitsev

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