August 9, 2014
Apple may introduce its so-called "iWatch" as early as next month. That's according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who, in a recent blog post on Motorola's pictured Moto 360 smart watch, has implied that Apple's long-rumored wearable device is set to be announced in September. "It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape," Gruber says. "The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn’t even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month." Gruber has long held a reputation as a credible Apple commentator. His remark on when Apple plans to unveil the "iWatch," although made only in passing, is therefore worth noting. This, especially because, or in spite, of the fact that it contradicts an earlier report by an Apple journalist with a similarly strong track record: According to a report from a couple of months ago by Re/code's John Paczkowski, Apple would be announcing the "iWatch" in October. If, as suggested by Gruber, Apple is set to unveil its fabled wearable device next month, it's likely to do so at its rumored special event scheduled for Sept. 9, where it's primarily expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6."