Apple is indeed aiming for an October release date for the iWatch as first reported by Nikkei earlier today, according to sources.

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Sources are saying Apple is tentatively hoping to schedule a special iWatch event to show off the device in October.

People familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red the company hopes to schedule a special event that month to show off the device, which is designed to make good use of the HealthKit health and fitness information-gathering app it recently showed off at WWDC. Could things change between now and fall? That’s certainly possible. But right now October is the target date.

Multiple rumors have previously suggested a fall 2014 release date for the device, but this is the first time a more tangible, specific date has materialized.