Apple wearable expected in October
Apple's WWDC event has come and gone without any mention of a new product category or wearable device, but a launch may not be too far away. Multiple sources are now hearing that the company's wearable accessory will be announced this October with WWDC's announcements paving the way.
According to both Recode and Nikkei, Apple is targeting October as the date to introduce their new wearable device, which will most likely be of the smartwatch variety. The watch is expected to be fitness and health-oriented with utilization of iOS 8's HealthKit feature and monitors for heart rate, calorie consumption, blood sugar levels and more. The device should also lean heavily on existing partnerships with Nike and hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, giving the device an edge that Samsung's smartwatches can't offer.
Apple seems extremely confident in the smartwatch as well, with the same sources claiming that monthly production is slated to begin at a whopping 3-5 million units. Unfortunately, there isn't much mention of any other specifics outside of a possible OLED display, but we should know a lot more in the coming months.