Last month when Kobe Bryant was spotted on Apple’s campus for an apparent meeting with Jony Ive we assumed it had something to do with the iWatch. Now a new report from 9to5Mac claims a number of professional Athletes have actually passed through Cupertino to help test the company’s rumored wearable device.
According to one anonymous insider multiple pro athletes including Bryant, LA Kings player Dustin Brown, one Boston Red Sox member, and a few others from the NBA, NHL and MLB have all visited Cupertino to try out the iWatch. It’s unclear if these athletes will also endorse the device when it hits the market, though we definitely expect a big marketing push from Apple either way.
The news all but confirms that the iWatch will serve primarily as a fitness tracker, though it’s also expected to offer some other services including a specialized Maps app. A report earlier today from The Wall Street Journal claimed the iWatch will sport at least 10 different sensors in an effort to differentiate itself from other smartwatches and phones.
Apple still hasn’t confirmed the iWatch is coming, but the company isn’t going out of its way to deny the rumors either. Recent reports suggest the device could launch this October,