Even though the iWatch has not been verified by Apple yet, and why would they, we all have a good feeling that they are working on a fitness band come smartwatch seeing as though the number of people they have taken on that falls within the field of what this device will all be about. We had been holding out hope for the device to be released later this year, but recent events could stop this from happening.
iWatch to miss iPad event – According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and reported by 9-to-5 Mac, he has learned from a research note that the iWatch is much harder to produce due to hardware complexity, which has to be because of its size and the technology required to fit inside such small unit.
It is believed that these issues will push back the production of the Apple iWatch to the middle or late November, and not September that was first assumed. This seems to make perfect sense for another reason as well, and that is Apple left it late to bring in new talent in order to work on specific areas of this smartwatch device.
Constrained shipping – Seeing as though production will be a bit of an issue, Kuo believes that only 3 million units will be sold by the end of this year. This number is a bit optimistic, especially when you consider the iWatch is not going into production until mid to late November, so when are consumer likely to get their hands on them?
However, demand is surely going to be rather high, in which case we will see a repeat of iPhone and iPad constrained shipping, and so within the first day or so after its release, iWatch shipping could be pushed back by 2-3 weeks.
Remember, this is all speculation at this time, and no doubt we will learn more as the months go on.
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