On September 9, Apple will hold its highly anticipated event at the Flint Center of Performing Arts where everyone is expecting the Cupertino company to announce its first-ever wearable iDevice, dubbed by the media as the iWatch, and not one, but two new iPhones.
As the Apple affair nears, a lot of rumors are still cropping up like this one where people in the know are quoted saying the iWatch will sport a flexible screen protected by synthetic sapphire. Like the new iPhones, the iWatch is also rumored to come in two sizes; one for women and another one for men. The iWatch will be an iPhone-centric connected device with advance sensors that may monitor heart rate or track movements such as walking and running and other vital signs and will take advantage of new apps and functions such as Healthkit to monitor and record health-related user data. These iWatch functions will be the most accurate ones when compared to what is presently available in the market today, sources said.
To power the iWatch, it is said that Apple will employ the use of wireless charging technology instead of the rumored solar powered way which Apple experimented on but failed to make it work.
Though the iWatch may be announced during Apple’s event, it may not be readily available for immediate purchase and adoring fans will have to wait until early 2015 to get Apple’s wearable iDevice around their eagerly awaiting wrists.
We already heard about Apple’s new iPhones 4.7 and 5.5-inchers and have pondered on how these big sizes could force new habits to old-time Apple users. But this recent development saying Apple will provide a One-Hand Mode is a breath of fresh air to those wary of unlearning their ways with their new iPhones. It is said that this feature will be user-controlled and can be switched on and off at the owner’s desire.
Other murmurings say that both the iWatch and the new iPhones will have near field communication capability (NFC) to facilitate easier e-wallet payments and will also use the functionality of Handoff integrated into the next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, and OS X Yosemite.
Just a couple of more days and we will all find out which rumors pan out as Apple will reveal everything we need to know next Tuesday.