When Apple announced the Apple Watch, they also revealed that they would be launching it in 2015. No specific dates were mentioned, but reports have suggested that Apple could be eyeing February 2015 with mass production expected to begin in January. Thanks to a new report from the Taiwanese media (via 9to5Mac), it looks like those reports could be true.
However the report also adds that Apple could be having some issues with the sapphire display which they are getting from GT Advanced Technologies. This could mean that either the launch of the Apple Watch could be delayed, or that it could be launched in limited supply.
It should be noted that the Apple Watch Sport does not use a sapphire display, so it is likely that the Apple Watch Sport model will not be affected by the alleged supply constraints, but the higher end models will be a different story. However as 9to5Mac points out, right now Apple still has to finish the development of the software and hardware of the device.
What Apple has shown off on stage during the iPhone 6’s launch only featured non-interactive videos of the user interface, suggesting that Apple still has a long way to go in terms of software. There have also been reported battery issues that Apple should try to address either in its software or hardware before it is released. Either way we will keep our eyes peeled for more Apple Watch developments, so do check back with us at a later date for the details.