The Apple iWatch has been like a fairy tale device - much discussed but no solid proof. Rumors of this new smartphone like watch surfaced sometime in 2012 but there has been no actually confirmation from Apple about its features or release date. But that doesn’t stop the speculations on the internet!
According to recent developments, it has been claimed that Apple plans on releasing the Apple iWatch sometime late this year, preferably in October. But that means that they will have tough competition as other companies have also either announced or are launching their own watch devices. These include the Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2, Sony's SmartWatch 2, and LG's G Watch.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has over 100 product designers working on this device. This including hardware engineers, marketing personnel and senior managers who have previously helped with the development of the iPhone and iPad.
The report says, “Features under consideration include letting users make calls, see the identity of incoming callers and check map coordinates .... It would also house a pedometer for counting steps and sensors for monitoring health-related data, such as heart rates...”
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also made a few predictions about the device saying that due to its iOS integration, the watch will let users receive notifications and do basic functions.
Though not much has been revealed about the appearance of the watch, so far the iWatch is said to be from 1.3 to 2.5" in size with a 4-5 day battery life. The iWatch may also be available in varying sizes with different price tags and might use a durable sapphire crystal display, which the company seems to be producing large quantities of due to its new partner GT Advanced. It is said to have biometrics and other sensors and can easily be paired with your other iOS devices like iPad and iPhone and is closely related to the next OS update, iOS 8.