Another day another iWatch rumor. These have been going around for almost a couple of years now yet Apple has provided no indication that it has any intention of entering into the wearable device market. Analyst predictions and recent rumors suggest that the much awaited iWatch will be launched later this year. A report coming in from China claims that iWatch product has finally begun. The timeline does make sense, starting production now would mean that Apple would have enough units in hand to go through with a fall launch.
The rumor mill is determined that Apple iWatch is going to be launched by the end of 2014, presumably in fall, around the time the company is due to launch its next generation smartphones. Though there have been some contradicting reports lately suggesting the iWatch might actually be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Apple has previously used its annual developers event to unveil major products like the iPhone though for the past few years it has only made software announcements at WWDC. So it would be a bit unusual for Apple to make another product announcement at the event. Earlier rumors also predicted the launch of an iPhone phablet at WWDC, but there don’t appear to be many chances of that happening.
Despite the fact that Apple CEO Tim Cook has said multiple times that the company is going to enter into new product categories this year, the company is yet to say if it sees smartwatches as the next big thing. We only have rumors to rely upon until we receive official word from Cupertino. Who knows how long that will take.