The timing of Apple’s predictable iWatch release looks like the biggest question mark relating to the highly anticipated wearable device, as no one really doubts anymore the gizmo will be coming sooner or later.
Unfortunately, more and more signs point to later, including the often reliable word of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The insider, who clearly knows all the right people in all the right places, initially “predicted” the iWatch would go into mass production in late September.
That put the Android Wear rival on track for an October, perhaps November launch, but apparently development is proving trickier than Cupertino had anticipated. As such, Kuo is now forced to move his forecast nearly two months later.
Mid-November, the new prediction, seems dangerously close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, which spells trouble for Apple’s holiday season prospects. Yet the renowned analyst still expects a cool 3 milion units to be shipped by the end of 2014.
Risky prognosis? You can say that again, although if specification rumors pan out, we could definitely see fanboys flocking to Apple stores days before the actual rollout. A flexible AMOLED display (probably measuring 2.5 inches or so), robust sapphire coating, water protection and some sort of fresh Apple A-series chip are reportedly in the cards, according to Ming-Chi Kuo and numerous other trustworthy tipsters.