With WWDC now behind us, it's time to start focusing on the hardware that will run Apple's latest and greatest software offerings. Of course, we all know that new Macs are likely on the horizon, and we definitely can bet on new iPhones with larger screens dropping sometime later this fall, but there's another piece of Apple hardware that might see the light of day in just a few months - the mythical iWatch.
Rumored to be in development for over two years now, Re/Code's John Paczkowski recently published a post relaying that Apple will be planning a special media event to announce the iWatch sometime in October. While all Apple rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, Paczkowski's rumors are typically more accurate than most, so that's something to keep in mind.
Also worth noting, and perhaps subtly hinting at a new wearable device, Apple executive Eddy Cue recently said that Apple's 2014 product pipeline is the best he's seen in his 25 years at Apple. For a company that revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and turned the smartphone market on its head with the iPhone, that's an extremely tantalizing prediction, especially given that Apple executives rarely offer up such superlatives when discussing as-of-yet unreleased products.
On a related note, a parts manufacturer cited by Nikkei claims that Apple plans to manufacture approximately 3 to 5 million units per month. While it remains to be seen what the form factor looks like, a recent analyst report relays that the device will feature a round face, in stark contrast to the curved rectangular shape used by Samsung.