It has been all but officially confirmed that Apple will introduce its hotly anticipated wearable device at the press event on September 9th, but you probably won’t be able to get your hands on one until next year. According to Re/code, sources close to Apple say that the iWatch won’t hit the market for at least another few months.
“It’s not shipping any time soon,” said one source. It’s not clear when exactly Apple plans to bring its wearable to the market, but it will almost certainly be after the holiday season, sometime in early 2015. As with any Apple rumor, none of this has been confirmed by the company itself, but several investors, analysts and journalists have reported that the iWatch wouldn’t be ready to release this year.
This might not be a bad thing — earlier this week, one analyst suggested that Apple might be compromising the wearable device’s battery life in favor of image quality on an AMOLED display. If Apple delays the iWatch until 2015, it will give the company a little more time to decide what to prioritize. That said, this is more likely an issue of supply than Apple’s chance to finalize specifications.
If Apple is going to sell 50 million smartwatches in a year, it needs to have 50 million smartwatches on the market.