Apple iWatch will feature 10 sensors and come in multiple versions, says new report

Saqib Shah
June 20, 2014

Apple is planning multiple versions of its smartwatch, likely to be launched in Autumn, sources close to the matter have told The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Additional information revealed about the new device, which is rumoured to be called the iWatch, is that it will include more than 10 sensors, two of which will track users’ health and fitness.

Regarding the launch date, WSJ claims the device could be unveiled as early as October with production to begin in two to three months at Quanta Computer Inc., a Taiwanese manufacturer that also serves as Apple’s supplier for Mac computers.

The smartwatch will likely come in multiple screen sizes but its exact specifications are still being finalised before mass production starts, according to the report.

The rumoured health and fitness functions of the device follow in the footsteps of Apple’s recent launch of a new app called Health – designed to collect all of a user’s fitness and health data in one spot.

The fact that Apple launched the new app instead of a wearable device – which many thought would be unveiled at the company’s WWDC event earlier this month – further fuelled speculation that the firm would launch a sensor-laden smartwatch at a later date.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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