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Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

iWatch Release Date Q4 2014

Samsung has released five different smartwatches in the last year alone, but Apple is apparently struggling to just get one out the door. G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that mass production for the iWatch has been delayed and that the device won’t release until December at the earliest.

The report centers around iWatch component supplier TPK, which recently warned investors that its third-quarter profits might not be as strong as expected because Apple has delayed mass production of its first wearable computer until Q4 2014. The device was originally supposed to go into mass production in Q3 2014 with a targeted release date of October, but apparently the device has proven more difficult to produce than Apple and its partners have anticipated.

Additionally, G for Games notes that Chinese investment bank CLSA has now drastically cut its estimates for iWatch shipments this year and that it “now believes that Apple will manage to ship only 6 million units throughout 2014, as opposed to 20 million smartwatches” that it had originally projected.

All things told, it doesn’t look like we should expect Tim Cook and company to unveil an iWatch this September when they take the wraps off the iPhone 6.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.