We still don't have much of an idea as to what the "iWatch" actually looks like (and in this day in age, such secrecy is welcome), but the New York Times today added a bit of information on the design we'll likely see on September 9. Most of report echoes old rumors, but the report is noteworthy for claiming that the device will have as flexible sapphire display.
Apple didn't mention anything about the fabled iWatch during this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report from Japan's Nikkei suggests that the device is still in the works. In fact, according to its sources, we'll see it in October. Nikkei has an unusually good track record regarding these things, so there might be some truth to these claims after all.
If you want to make a good watch, it's probably a good idea to court the Swiss. Apple's allegedly taking that advice to heart, reports The Financial Times (via MacRumors), but few watchmakers in the landlocked country are willing to lend their technical expertise to Apple (or to any other smartwatch maker, for that matter). In fact, the Swiss themselves are making no secret of their lack of desire to contribute to the excitement over smartwatches designed in other countries.
Apple iWatch hopefuls, take note. Pebble, the maker of one of the few existing smartwatches that's truly worthy of note, just released an update that further demonstrates the effectiveness of the concept. Whereas previously users could only receives notifications for calls and text messages, now any kind of alert that appears on iOS's Notification Center will pop up on the device.
If you've been wanting to get your hands (or, rather, your wrists) on Apple's so-called "iWatch," it looks as though you only have a year to wait. The date itself is pure informed speculation on the part of Wang Wanli, an analyst for CIMB Securities Limited, although Wanli's inverview with Taiwan's Commercial Times reveals that he may have inside knowledge that around 60 percent of Apple's orders will come from Taiwan's Inventec.