APPLE will unveil an iWatch in September

The California tech giant is expected to merge style and innovation, along with sensors and computing power, in a wrist-worn device that links wirelessly to iPhones or iPads.

Apple is reportedly planning to launch the product on September 9, along with the iPhone 6 smartphones, which is anticipated to have a larger screen.

If the event is planned, the company is not acknowledging it. No invitations have been sent. Nor has the company commented on the speculation. This is standard Apple practice.

Apple’s next-generation iPhones are rumoured to have screen sizes stretched to 4.7 and 5.5 inches and have faster processors.

Apple typically updates its product cycle in the second half of the year, getting a lift from holiday sales.

Last year it unveiled the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C in September, getting record sales at the launch.

Apple is tuning a new operating system which allows for mobile payments and includes a health platform, which could mesh nicely with an “iWatch” for tracking activity, sleep, pulse and more.

The system iOS8 is expected to be in the new iPhones.