iWatch might launch next month, but won’t ship until 2015
The Apple Watch might launch alongside the iPhone 6 next month, but don’t expect it to be available to purchase until 2015.
That’s what the latest report is suggesting anyway, with Apple in danger of missing the Christmas shopping season for its first wearable.
According to “sources in position to know”, the iWatch won’t actually be released for some time after the official unveiling on September 9.
“It’s not shipping anytime soon”, said one source to Re/code.
Apparently, you should expect to see the iWatch go on sale in early 2015, which could potentially be up to five months after its launch.
This isn’t a strange occurrence for Apple products. Between the launch of the original iPhone and its eventual release there was a five month waiting period. Then, when the iPad was launched in 2010, there was a slightly longer than expected two month delay between launch and release.
Hopefully, we won’t actually have to wait for five months for the iWatch to actually hit shelves, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The iPhone 6 launch has been scheduled for September 9, at which point the company should also unveil the iWatch.
It is widely expected that the iPhone 6 will come in two guises, a 4.7-inch main model and larger 5.5-inch model currently dubbed the iPhone 6 Air.
As for the iWatch, we have seen very few leaks surrounding the actual specs of the device including the display size and shape.
We assume it’ll feature some kind of touchscreen and run a modified version of iOS 8. It will no doubt take advantage of the new HealthKit API and Health app.
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