There have been rumors that Apple will announced the device next week, although it may not actually go on sale until next year, how accurate these reports are remain to be seen.
We had previously heard that the Apple iWatch was expected to go into production in September, and according to a recent report by DigiTimes, the iWatch is currently in the Engineering Verification Test stage, this means it has not yet gone into mass production.
The sources pointed out that a product will need to first pass the PVT stage before entering to mass production, and between the EVT and PVT stages, Apple could still be change its design.
As for Apple’s press conference on September 9, the sources said that Apple is unlikely to unveil the iWatch during the event.
If Apple does not announce their new iWatch at their press event next week, then the company could the device at a press event in October. Apple are rumored to announce their new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in October, so it is possible the iWatch may launch at this event.