According to a Wall Street Journal report that references sources “familiar with the matter”, Apple (AAPL) will release its iWatch in “multiple screen sizes” that will contain more than ten sensors including ones to track health and fitness.
These sensors, which are expected to work in conjunction with Apple’s recently announced HealthKit services, will definitely make iWatch exclusive in the market in terms of addressing a common criticism of smartwatches – which is that they only duplicate functionality or features already provided by smartphones.
The publication also said that the long-rumored wearable device could launch “as early as October” with production to begin in two to three months at Quanta Computer, Apple’s longtime supplier for Mac computers, and that Cupertino is looking to ship between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of this year.
Exactly what an iWatch might look like remains a topic of speculation.
Apple shares are fractionally higher today, trading at $91.94 as of 10:58 AM EDT.