Apple iWatch to launch in October: Report

Swisher: Expect iWatch this fall
Swisher: Expect iWatch this fall   

Early adopters, set your alarms. The iOS8-operated Apple iWatch will be released in October, MacRumors reported, citing Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.

It will likely feature biometric sensors that collect calorie consumption and sleep patterns, the report noted, and users will be able to look at a circular watch face to read their pulse.

The iWatch may come in two separate sizes, 1.3 inches and 1.5-1.7 inches, and will likely work with the iOS8 Health app, MacRumors wrote.

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Apple is finalizing the specs on the device, which will use a curved OLED touchscreen, the article said.

Tech Yeah! Apple iWatch could launch later this year
Tech Yeah! Apple iWatch could launch later this year   

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White reported Thursday that watch production would start this month ahead of a September launch, according to MacRumors.

CNBC previously reported that Apple would release the circular-faced watch at some point this year.

— By CNBC.com staff