Apple is rarely the first company to enter into a product arena, but when they do, they jump into the product line in grand style. Other companies had smartphones first, but none of them took off like the iPhone. Other companies have had tablet computers for years, but none of them became a hit like the iPad. In the battle for the wrist, Samsung has already rolled out a smartwatch, but they’re not Apple. Apple is rumored to be releasing a smart iWatch in October of this year.
Not only is Apple rolling out a smartwatch, they’re rolling it out in grand fashion. Namely, the company expects to be producing 3 to 5 million iWatches in the opening month of product sales during its initial run. The smartwatch will feature a curved OLED screen and the watch will collect health data from blood glucose screenings and blood oxygen levels to sleep and activity monitors. It will also pull messages from your connected iPhone, as if a wrist-mounted blood monitor wasn’t enough.
The news couldn’t come at a better time for Apple CEO Tim Cook after a disastrous WWDC in which Apple had new new toys to show off. Given the power of a flexible OLED display that uses less power and has dynamic balance and the ability to connect to the iPhone, there just may be a real war on the wearable device front between Apple’s wrist and Google’s glasses.
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