Apple wearable set for launch

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Apple is rumoured to be launching a wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, according to reports.

Tech site Recode is reporting that the planned launch event, on September 9th, will also include the introduction of a new wearable device alongside two new iPhones. It’s unclear whether this device will be a smartwatch, already dubbed the “iWatch” by Apple observers.

Apple’s new gadget will “make good use” of the new HomeKit and HealthKit platforms, Recode says. Both are designed to make it easier for developers to integrate smart home devices and fitness apps into Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Earlier this year, Nike announced that it was discontinuing the Fuelband range, increasing speculation that it was looking to Apple for its software platforms.