iWatch will debut alongside iPhone 6 on September 9th.

iPhone 6 and iWatch. Perfect companions. iPhoto: Martin Hajek

Apple will unveil it’s first foray into wearables at a special event in September, reports Recode’s John Paczkowski who previously reported that Apple had an October event scheduled for the iWatch, but the plans have changed.

Rumors of production delays have hounded the iWatch over the last few months, suggesting Apple might not even reveal the device until early 2015, but according to Recode’s report, the iWatch will actually debut alongside the two new iPhone 6 models during an event on September 9th.

The iWatch (if that’s even its real name) will reportedly make extensive use of Apple’s HealthKit platform that has been added to iOS 8. It will also make use of HomeKit, though the impeccably sourced Paczkowski say’s it’s unclear how broadly or in what way.

Things could change between now and the September 9th event, but invites should be going out any day now if the event really is less than two weeks away. As for the October event, it’s likely Apple will host one in order to introduce new iPads and possibly new MacBooks.

Apple has assembled a dream team of fashion and wearables experts to ready the iWatch’s public release. The device will supposedly come in multiple sizes and feature a curved sapphire display, fitness sensors galore, and pair to the iPhone for extended functionality.

You’ll be able to get your hands on iPhone 6 ‘between 16-19 September’

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September 9 seems all but officially confirmed as the date when Apple will unveil its eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6, but when can users expect to get their hands on Apple’s next generation handset?

According to a new report coming out of China — from PCinLife, the country’s top IT portal — Apple’s new flagship phone will be available in stores between the 16th and 19th of September. This tallies with another earlier rumor from May, in which a German retailer stated that the iPhone 6 would hit the market on September 19: suggesting that this date may be the global date.

Does this fit with what we’d expect? In a word, yes. The iPhone typically goes for pre-order the Friday after its unveiling, and arrives in stores for sale the Friday after that. In this case, that would put the date firmly at September 19 — meaning that would-be customers have just 24 days to wait until they’re opening their new iPhone 6 boxes.

It is worth noting, however, that this timeframe in all likelihood refers to the 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone. The rumored 5.5-inch “phablet” model (which will apparently be considerably rarer than its little brother) will apparently appear sometime in December, just in time for our Christmas lists.

iPhone 6 cases are already showing up on Amazon.

Apple has reportedly scheduled a special event for September 9, which many suspect it will feature the public debut of the next iPhone. While rumors have swirled for months about the release of Apple’s next generation phone, very little has been confirmed about the device officially. Still with the event right around the corner, enterprising accessory dealers have already pounced for early adopter money by listing cases for the “iPhone 6″ on Amazon.

We would suggest using caution before buying any iPhone 6 cases before the device is formally announced. Currently, every case being sold on Amazon is 4.7″ long. While, again, nothing has been confirmed, there are rumors that Apple a larger iPhone. Isn’t it worth waiting until the 9th to pick out the case, on the odd chance there’s more to the story than these cases imply?

Currently several manufacturers, such as i-Blason who already make products for Apple products, have listed iPhone 6 cases on their websites. If Apple announces a larger model iPhone, do you want to buy a case now for the smaller size device? Save your money. In the worst case scenario you’ll have to wait a few extra days to have your new case delivered to you. If it saves you the hassle of returning it if we get a surprise on the 9th, the wait will be worth it.

Get your Showtime Anytime with Apple TV.

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Apple TV added Showtime’s new on-demand video service, Showtime Anytime, to the list of channels available to Apple TV user in the U.S. today.

The Showtime Anytime service has been available on a number of other set-top boxes, including the Roku, Xbox 360, and Amazon’s FireTV, but is finally coming to Apple’s set-top box as it amps up content ahead of a rumored 2015 redesign.

Like many of the channels on Apple TV, Showtime Anytime gives subscribers on-demand access to the network’s original series and programming so you can binge through Dexter’s most gruesome murders until your heart’s content.

Unlike many Apple TV apps though, Showtime’s channel comes with the ability to stream what’s being broadcast live on Showtime, so you don’t need a cable box at your TV to follow Carrie Mathison’s latest terrorist hysterias on Homeland in real-time, rather than waiting for new episodes to show up a day later on-demand.

Along with adding the Showtime channel, Apple also brought back its iTunes Festival channel to users in anticipation of the month long concert the company will broadcast from London throughout September.

Apple Store App Offers Free Download of Calculator App Tydlig.

Here’s something that will make your Monday a little easier to take. The Apple Store app is offering calculator app Tydlig as a free download. The app, which will run you $1.99 if you don’t download it via the Apple Store app, bills itself as the “Calculator Reimagined”.

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From the Tydlig App Store page:

Tydlig brings the calculator to the next level for iPhone & iPad with innovations like freeform canvas, responsive results and linked numbers. 

To download Tydlig, open the Apple Store app on your iPhone, and go to “Find a Store.” Then either tap the store set as your favorite store, or tap one of the stores listed as “Nearby Stores”. You’ll then see a menu item called ” An App for College”. Tap that, and then tap the “Download now for free” button. You’ll be taken to the App Store, where you can download the app for free.

This offer is valid in the U.S. App Store only. Offer expires September 12th.

Wallpaper of the Week: king of the jungle.

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We are back with another edition of Wallpapers of the Week. Last week, we featured a grouping of wallpapers termed “stars and moons,” to much excitement. The Wallpapers of the Week section is designed for iOS device wallpaper downloads, but that doesn’t guarantee any certain size submission. With the intent to make a conscious effort to please those readers looking for iPad wallpapers, this week I chose a set of wallpapers with iPad specific sizes.

Taking the subject back to nature, the walls herein are of the jungle’s king. With no intent on striking a resemblance between Apple’s operating system and the subject matter, simply, lions are a very striking and photogenic creature. The lion’s majesty is caught in these images and shared for all your iOS devices.

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Below are four different wallpapers that exemplify the natural beauty of nature in an animal. The lion’s aggression and tame demeanor are captured in the following walls. Both iPhone and iPad images are included for each.

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Download: Top (iPhoneiPad); Left (iPhoneiPad); Right (iPhoneiPad); Bottom (iPhone,iPad)