With smartwatches starting to gain a fair amount of traction, we’re sure many are wondering when Apple will finally roll out their own take on the device. Last we heard, the rumors have suggested that the iWatch could be seeing a release in October, but now it seems that chances of us actually getting our hands on it could be pushed to the end of the year, or even early 2015.
KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, had previously estimated that Apple would begin mass production of the device in September, but he has since revised his estimations to mass production kicking off in November instead. Kuo claims that this is due to the difficult nature of the project.
We’re not sure if this will affect Apple’s announcement. Like we said we had previously expected Apple to announce the device in October, so it is unclear if Apple will still announce it then but release it much later, or if Apple will announce it when they’re closer to having it up for sale. Apple typically makes their products available for purchase about a week or two after its announcement, save for the Mac Pro which took a bit longer than expected.
Alternatively Apple could always make the iWatch available in limited quantity while customers wait anywhere between a few weeks to a month or two. We’re not sure this is such a good idea given that Mac Pro customers weren’t exactly thrilled at having to wait a few months for their product to arrive. However this isn’t official news so do take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us later for the details.
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