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December 25, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) during a stoppage in play against the New York Knicks during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Apple testing iWatch with Kobe Bryant

It’s no secret that Apple is preparing the launch of its first ever smartwatch. Rumors have been running for months about the iWatch’s (unofficial name) design, features and release date.

However, now it seems that at least a few versions of the iWatch have been produced, and are out in the public being used by some highly recognizable faces. According to a report from 9to5mac, Apple has enlisted the help of some of the world’s top professional athletes to test out the iWatch.

Specifically, it’s the health and fitness capabilities the watch will feature that the athletes will be testing during “intense training environments”, the report states.

The report mentions Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown as two of the athletes given access to an early production of the iWatch for testing purposes.

Sources close to 9to5mac also told the website that the iWatch, which will have a curved screen, will be “heavily dependent on the iPhone. The watch will be designed to share an internet connection with the flagship phone from Apple. Basically, if you don’t have an iPhone, don’t expect to be able to use an iWatch.

Apple’s first smartwatch is expected to go into production within the next two months, and will be officially announced at a press event this fall.

What do you think about Apple’s iWatch? Leave your thoughts on the device in the comment section below.



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