Although Apple is now expected to debut its “iWatch” wearable tech device at a media event it has scheduled for September 9th, one publication says it will likely not hit store shelves until early 2015.
John Paczkowski at Re/Code, via MacRumors:
Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. “It’s not shipping any time soon,” said one. So when does Apple plan to ship its eagerly anticipated wearable? That’s not clear, but my understanding is that we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015.
Apple has a history of significant gaps between the unveiling and launch dates of truly new products. Both the iPhone and iPad hit the shelves well after their unveilings.
There have been previous reports that the iWatch wouldn’t see a wide release until 2015, as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month said the device wouldn’t enter production until November, and wouldn’t begin shipping in any great numbers before early 2015.
Re/Code reported earlier this week that Apple would be unveiling their new wearable device alongside the next-generation iPhone at an event on September 9th.