There have been several rumors that Apple will launch an iOS based smartwatch, informally called iWatch.
Analyst Wanli Wang at CIMB Securities claims that two Taiwanese firms, Inventec and Quanta Computer have received orders to make the highly anticipated iWatch, according toThe Economic Times.
Wang also claims that according to his sources Apple will launch the smartwatch in 2014, and could sell it for an average price of $199. Wang predicts that Apple will ship 63.4 million units in the year after the launch. Wang hasn’t provided any further details about iWatch.
Tim Cook recently said wearable tech was an area of ‘profound’ interest for the company. Apple has also been busy filing trademark for the “iWatch” name in several countries, which indicates that it is gearing up to launch a smartwatch.
According to rumors, Apple has been hiring aggressively for the iWatch project, and it looks like health and fitness tracking will be one of the major features of the device.
Google, Samsung and Microsoft are also rumored to be working on smartwatch-like devices. In fact, Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching its smartwatch dubbed Samsung Gear on September 4th.
Will you buy the iWatch if it is priced at $199?