Apple is expected to enter the covered wearable tech segment with its much publicized "iWatch", alongside the iPhone 6 on Sept.9. Few more details around the next big thing were reported on Saturday by Re/code, which said that the iWatch may cost users $400 or about Rs. 24,000, when it goes on sale early next year.
There is a chance that Apple may release the device in multiple models, Re/code reports, citing sources. The same publication on Friday reported that the iWatch is not expected to launch immediately. All this means that the smartwatch will not reach anticipated users until early 2015.
The launch of Apple iWatch is already seen as an important event in the tech world. So far the wearable tech segment has been able to reach out to large number of users, citing a number of reasons.
The intelligent watch segment is itself growing steadily; the cheapest smartwatch onto market, starts at Rs. 7,000, while the range goes up to Rs. 15,000 for premium ones. In between, a variety of Android Wear powered watches already made available to users. But a handful of them are worth your money.
Apple is rumored to charge an astonishing $400 or about Rs. 24,000 for the iWatch. It seems that the iWatch could compete with luxury watches manufactured by key Swiss watch makers. The device is said to act as an accessory when paired with the smartphone to fetch notifications and collect fitness related data.
Reports in the past have claimed that the Apple-made watch will feature an OLED display. Also, the watch will run on a modified version of iOS 8 that powers the iPhone and iPad. Analysts believe that the biggest selling point of the iWatch will be its capability to store and manage health related data.
Last week, Apple send out invitations to the main stream media for an event on Sept. 9 in the U.S, where the company is expected to launch the amazing iPhone 6 alongside the iWatch. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!