Apple to Announce their ‘Wrist Wearable Thing’ Next Month Says John Gruber [u]


John Gruber has some well-connected little birdies when it comes to Apple. In his latest blog post regarding the Motorola 360 smart watch, he just dropped a subtle hint we might hear about some sort of ‘iWatch’ announcement next month (emphasis ours):

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.

Hmm…this little tidbit, if indeed true, contradicts an earlier report by Re/code in June about Apple announcing its wearable device at an event slated for October.

Gruber was referring to how Motorola’s 360 smart watch charges, according to Mister Gadget (via The Verge), which isn’t the most classiest way according to him:

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Apple is set to announce its iPhone 6 at an event next month on September 9, according to Re/code.

Update: Gruber has clarified his mention of an iWatch launch next month was a joke:


  • That could just as easily be a joking way of pointing out how silly Motorola’s thing is. Which is the context. Looking at this as rumor AND confirmation… ugh.

  • Yeah. But at the same time he isn’t clarifying his stance either.

  • No argument. We’ll see next month.

    …which is probably the point. He’s probably laughing at us all. 🙂

  • Yup. Looked like it was the ultimate trolling move… 😉

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    I think the ‘flat tire display shape’ refers to the actual watch screen, which is a perfect circle except for a straight-across section at the bottom which is “where the display circuitry is” and looks silly.