An bill of materials for Apple’s upcoming iWatch indicates that the iWatch will launch in the third quarter of this year, reports Economic Daily News. According to the report the iWatch will be manufactured by Apple supplier Quanta Computer, with Richtek Technology and TPK upplying chips and sapphire touch panels. The processor will be developed by Apple, with chip production being outsourced to Samsung
While the exact features of the iWatch are currently unknown, past rumors have indicated that the device will feature biometric sensors to track a number of health-related statistics, including sleep activity, UV light exposure, and heart rate. A “Healthbook” companion app is also said to be in the works for iOS 8, which would integrate with the iPhone and iWatch to monitor and track other health statistics.
Apple is said to produce a total of 65 million iWatches before the end of 2014.