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If the latest rumors from China are correct, we may be getting the iWatch on our wrists a lot more quickly than anticipated. As reported by the Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), Apple's long-rumored piece of wearable tech will be built by Quanta Computer of Taiwan, who'll be manufacturing 65 million units at first. And we could see it as early as August.
The iWatch will allegedly share the same A-series of chips that we've come to know and love from the iPhone and iPad lines, but as so often in the past, they'll be manufactured by Samsung. The Cupertino company allegedly keeps heading back to its archenemy because there are really no alternatives for quality chips — not even from TSMC, with whom Apple's worked in the past.
Concept via Todd Hamilton
The report also claims that the new device will feature Apple's ultra-durable sapphire glass, which first made headlines when it was used for the fingerprint sensor on the home button of the iPhone 5s. The rest of the report echoes rumors we've long heard about the device, such as how it'll feature biometric scanners that can sense a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and more.
Is the report reliable? The Economic Daily News isn't as well known as some other sources for accurate rumors, and at any rate, delivery times could be pushed back even if the current date is accurate. With so many iWatch competitors slowly creeping into the area, however, it's probably a good idea for Apple to get the device out sooner rather than later.
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