While many experts predict that Apple will release its first wearable, the iWatch this fall, some are not quite sure whether the release is on schedule. According to a new prediction by a tech analyst, Apple has not yet started with the production of iWatch and the company will release it only after a few months of mass production which is expected to start in November.
This is definitely not good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the device as you may not see the device even this year.
KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo was one of the few people who did not agree on the September2014 launch period for iWatch. In fact, he had earlier said that the company would start mass production only around September, instead of the July schedule given by other experts.
Now, Ming Chi Kuo is revising his original statement and says that Apple will start mass production of the device only from November due to various technical difficulties.
According to Kuo, the upcoming iWatch will have plenty of new hardware which makes the mass production of the device difficult. Expected hardware includes a new SoC, flexible AMOLED screen, sapphire crystal display and extreme waterproof standards. Moreover, the company is still developing an iOs version for wearables which is also delaying the production process.
While the device may not hit the market as soon as we expected, Apple’s actions have kind of confirmed that it is working on a wearable like smartwatch. The company has reportedly hired Tag Heuer’s sales director along with former Nike Fuelband members, which hints at a possible smartwatch or fitness band from the company in the future.
Some even say that the iWatch could come with as many as 10 sensors designed to collect each and every data relating to the health and fitness of the user. The watch could then transfer this data to the connected phone and may even show notifications from the same connected iOS devices.
Analysts expect Apple to offer many versions of the iWatch including a sports version and a designer model. A recent rumor even said that the company was testing its new device with athletes.
To sum up, if the prediction turns out to be true, then we won’t be seeing Apple iWatch anytime soon.
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