iWatch Release Date, Rumors, and Specs: Apple Launching Smartwatch in September Joke Making Rounds

A remark about the possibility of Apple releasing the iWatch in September turned out to be only a joke.

Influential Apple blogger John Gruber made a comment recently about the Moto 360: “It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape.

“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’s comment quickly caught on, but the blogger quickly clarified in a tweet that he has “no idea whether Apple is planning wrist thing for September or October, just making a joke.”

Although Apple does have a media event on September 9, it is believed that the date is set for the unveiling of the new iPhone, and not a new “wearable.”

Earlier rumors point to a December 2014 release for the Apple iWatch owing to a supply side issue.

Thus far, the iWatch is said to come in a 1.6-inch screen and two 1.8-inch screens variants.

The screens are either LG displays with plastic OLED screens or AMOLED displays by LG, and feature sapphire glass.


AP: App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 11, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Micromon, Pocket Trend

2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

3. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang

4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

5. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations

6. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

8. Geometry Dash,Robert Topala

9. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited

10. Videoshop – Video Editor, Joseph Riquelme

Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

2. No One Dies,RINGING.

3. Crazy Taxi: City Rush, SEGA

4. YouTube, Google, Inc.

5. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.

6. Snapchat, Snapchat, Inc.

7. Snake!Snake!Snake, yibin yu

8. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

9. Family Feud 2, Ludia

10. A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan

Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang

2. Micromon, Pocket Trend

3. Notability, Ginger Labs

4. Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Feelings, PBS KIDS

5. PAW Patrol Rescue Run HD, Nickelodeon

6. Scanner Pro by Readdle, Readdle

7. Time Tangle – Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

8. PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents, Readdle

9. Buddyman: Kick 2 HD edition, Crazylion Studios Limited

10.Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Crazy Taxi: City Rush, SEGA

2. SketchBook Pro for iPad, Autodesk Inc.

3. Godus, DeNA Corp.

4. YouTube, Google, Inc.

5. Kitchen Scramble, Disney

6. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.

7. Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l

8. Zombie High Dive, Chillingo Ltd

9. Family Feud 2, Ludia

10.My Little Pony Party of One, PlayDate Digital