There’s been plenty of hype surrounding the iPhone 8, with the usual rumours and leaks seemingly more numerous than ever this year.
Apple is expected to launch the next iPhone alongside two iterative updates in the form of the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but it seems there could be another big product that will launch simultaneously.
A new report suggests the company could take the opportunity to debut the Apple Watch 3 at the same event as the next iPhone.
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The report comes from Chinese-language site Economic Daily, via Digitimes, and specifically refers to Quanta Computer, the primary manufacturer of the last two Apple Watches.
It claims the company will see a boost to revenue thanks to notebook, server, and wearable sales – specifically the next-generation Apple Watch.
Many were expecting Apple to launch the new wearable in the second half of 2017, and as we edge into the latter part of the year, it seems likely the watch will indeed launch alongside the iPhone 8.
That event is expected to go ahead in September/October, so we likely don’t have long to find out.
Economic Daily’s report also claims Compal Electronics will manufacture Apple Watches, though that only relates to older models and not the Apple Watch 3.
Previous reports hint at a range of new features for the upcoming smartwatch, including new biometric functionality such as sleep tracking.
Back in May, Apple acquired acquired Beddit, a Finnish company specialising in sleep-tracking devices and apps for iOS devices.
It’s likely the firm will make use of Beddit tech in the upcoming Apple Watch, though at this point absolutely nothing is confirmed.
Other reports earlier this year tipped a SIM card slot and built-in 4G LTE connectivity for the Apple Watch 3, but again that remains unconfirmed.