In a short blog post about Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, the well-connected John Gruber caused a stir by seemingly saying Apple will launch “their wrist wearable thing” in September, though he later clarified that his comments were a “joke” and not based on any inside information. While he didn’t go so far as to name drop “iWatch,” Gruber’s post on Daring Fireball leaves little room for interpretation.
Apple is widely expected to unveil its new iPhone next month, but one report suggests the company may also introduce the iWatch in September as well. Well-connected Apple blogge rJohn Gruber of Daring Fireball says Apple will unveil “their first wearable wrist thing next month.” This contradicts a previous report from Re/code that said Apple will schedule an event in October to take the wraps off its first wearable. It’s unclear exactly what to expect, but Gruber has a decent track record when it comes to reporting on Apple scoops. Last September, Gruber nailed his prediction that said Apple would unveil both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c at the same time, with the 5s being the true flagship and the 5c featuring most of the same hardware as the iPhone 5.