Apple iWatch delayed to 2015, new report claims
Apple’s long-rumoured iWatch, expected to make its way to the big event scheduled for September 9, might not hit the market shelves until 2015, claims a new report.
With a just a few days for the event, rumours and speculations of what awaits have been doing the rounds, with some hinting a possible launch of the company’s wearable device, alongside the next generation iPhone 6 and iOS 8.
However, DigiTimes reports, citing sources familiar with the plans, that Apple will announce the iWatch, offering a first glimpse of the wearable at the event, with a release timeframe in 2015.
According to the report, iWatch is still in engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and is yet to enter the production verification testing (PVT). The device will have to pass through the EVT and PVT stages to enter mass production.
Sources also claim that Apple is unlikely to take the wraps off the iWatch as there are chances for the company to change the design of the wearable in the said EVT and PVT stages. This suggests that even if iWatch makes it to the big event as expected, there is no guarantee that it is the final version of the wearable.
The report also notes that the upstream supply chain is waiting for the Cupertino to place orders for the components. Sources added that the company has not yet released even a firm production schedule.
Rumours have it that Apple will be unveiling iPhone 6 in 2 models – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch next week, alongside a wearable, which is speculated to be iWatch. However, what the Cupertino has in store for us, still remains to be a mystery as the bottom line is nothing is official!