by Brent Dirks
April 29, 2014
The long-rumored iWatch is apparently on track to arrive later this year. According to The China Times (via GforGames) Apple has already started producing small quantities of the device. Most importantly, the report also says that the iWatch will be built using system-in-package modules instead of the more familiar printed circuit boards. The SiP design will apparently allow Apple to place a multitude of sensors inside the watch while keeping the device’s overall size small. As you probably already know, the device is expected to contain a number of sensors and will monitor specific areas like heart rate and pulse oxygen levels. Earlier this month, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also outlined his predictions for the iWatch. He believes the device will launch in two different sizes, a 1.5-inch and 1.3-inch screen, for men and women, respectively. Kuo said the watch will offers a sapphire-coated AMOLED display and an NFC chip. Interestingly, he also believes that the most expensive model of the device will cost several thousand dollars. Along with Mac OS X, the iWatch is expected to be heavily integrated in iOS 8, including the reported Healthbook app. For other news today, see: Google Is Still Figuring Out How To Compete Against The iPhone, Microsoft Office For iPad Now Includes Printing And Other New Tools, and Sprint Customers Will Receive Up To Six Months Of Spotify Premium For Free. Photo: iWatch concept, Yanko Design.