We’d all been collectively crossing our fingers for Apple’s iWatch to be launched in October, but now a top (and often accurate) analyst has suggested that production may not even begin until late November. Urgh come on already Apple!
Today the tech press is full of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions that the Apple iWatch won’t be made until November. In a statement take from 9 to 5 Mac, Kuo said:
“We have pushed back our estimated time of iWatch mass production from late-September to mid-/ late- November. We also lower our forecast of iWatch 2014 shipments by 40% to 3mn units.”
According to the same post, Kuo hinted that he’s expecting the device to be packing a flexible AMOLED display, a sapphire-coated display cover and high waterproof standards. However, rumours suggest that because the software and hardware tech is so much more advanced and challenging than anyone had predicted it’s taking a lot longer to mass produce.
For those already getting impatient, industry insiders still reckon the iWatch is likely to be announced at a keynote address in October and could even still hit shelves in time for Christmas 2014.