Without even mentioning anything about its wearable plans Apple squashed a big rumor at WWDC 2014. It was believed that the iWatch will be showed off during the keynote, it wasn’t. So now we’re back to speculation about when the elusive wearable device is finally going to be official. As always Apple is mum about these plans, though it has teased multiple times the possibility to entering into new product categories. An analyst claims that iWatch will be launched in September and that its component production starts later this month.
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White met with a “tech supply chain company” this week and found that initial production of certain iWatch components is slated to begin later this month. A sharp acceleration of production is expected as we move into the fall.
Thus White predicts that the iWatch will be launched in September. Calling it a “companion device,” he says that it will require a connection to the iPhone and will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 6, which is also expected this September.
He isn’t the only analyst gunning for a fall launch. Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities also believes a third quarter launch is likely. This sentiment is also shared by a few Asia-based news outlets, where Apple’s main supply chain is based.
Still that’s not as good as a confirmation from Apple itself. The company has made no mention of any plans of entering the wearable market. We’l have to wait and see if it really does surprise us come September.
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