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Apple might push iWatch release date to 2015

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Apple might push iWatch release date to 2015

Apple is getting ready for one of its busiest falls in years - expectations are that the company will unveil its new iPhones at an event on September 9th, and this will be the first time that we’re expected to see not one, but two, and two significantly larger devices.

However, the rollout of new iPhones is hardly everything Apple has in store - expect to see more upgrades across the company’s full portfolio. And even more than that, Apple is expected to introduce a new category of wearable devices with a gadget called the iWatch. However, rather than launching it this year, the iWatch might in fact arrive in 2015, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

We reiterate our view that iWatch, as compared to existing products, and as Apple's (US) first attempt at a wearable device, represents a much higher level of difficulty for the company as regards component and system design, manufacturing and integration between hardware and software. While we are positive on iWatch and believe that the advantages of the design and business model behind it are difficult to copy, we think, given the aforementioned challenges, that the launch could be postponed to 2015, the analyst wrote in a report.

This note, however, refers to the launch date, which does not necessarily mean that Apple won’t announce the iWatch months ahead of its launch, just like it did with the original iPhone back in 2007. It would also make sense for Apple to not dilute the huge new iPhone launch with something as important as the iWatch. At the end of the day, though, these reports are just educated guesses that may or may not come true, so take them with a grain of salt.

source: MacRumors

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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:27

1. iLegend (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


just like ipod iphone n ipad...take time to make it just perfect and then go for it...key to success..!!

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:30 3

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2604; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You mean iPerfect. ;)

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:40 7

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 727; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You mean like iOS 7 was perfect and they didn't rush it?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:56

5. AnTuTu (limited) (Posts: 804; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hahahahaaha +1

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:30 1

7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How long did it take android to conquer lag in its OS?

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:51 1

9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 727; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


But I didn't say Google/Android is perfect and take their time to perfect things before they bring it on the market...

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:40 2

10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Infinite years in haters eyes.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 13:14

14. Finalflash (Posts: 1706; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


omg stop bringing android into every article blah blah blah /s

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 22:00

16. iLegend (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


@ RebelwithoutaClue : I am talking about introducing new product category.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:58 1

6. magnanimus (Posts: 291; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Its the illusion of perfection and its working well for Apple I must say. Most of the features of iOS 8 could have been released with iOS 6 and they would work okay but they prefer to keep that illusion going.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:00

13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


In a way ur right , i agree. And they did change the way we used smartphones and tablets. But i think Apple got a bit slow or competitors are bit too fast. There is some key area they need to improve
First, display resolution though they got nice display but many other OEM's even got 2k. I don't want 2k on iphones but a better one with some clear black like tech for better black viewing.
Second, Ram . It's time to ditch 1GB ram and time to bring 2gb or higher. As screen of iPhones are about to increase this year i would like to see a pen like functionality (at least on the big 5.5"inch one) , may be multi window option and full multi tasking for every app. So for that Apple will need more ram. No matter who optimized any say they'll need more ram for more complex tasks. There is a limit for optimization.
Third,Also a cross platform support for apple services with other OS's
Apple got nice loyal customers, their sales numbers and many comments here in PA proves that clear. They buy anything Apple sells also they got great support from developers. So it think apple should bring great computing features and decent specs in iphones/ipads for their loyal customers for which they pay premium price.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 13:17

15. Finalflash (Posts: 1706; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lets be honest, Apple is more ruled by profits and shareholders than actual product vision since Jobs died. This is like how they died in the early 90s when Jobs was fired and a "financials" expert was put in charge of the company.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 02:24 1

17. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Well i was being honest. I was talking about steve who changed smartphone/tablet industry. And i think they got slow because of those magic jobs done (but tim cook is about bring big screens and may be more ram.) and every company except some Chinese company like xiaomi,oppo is more focused on profit than price to value.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:41 2

11. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Nothings perfect . But you are right especially on iPhone and iPad part. They did changes how we used phone/tablet today. Great success indeed

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:44 1

12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 768; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


But don't think this magic gonna work with smart watches but who knows they'll might surprise us & i hope they do, it'll push competition to much more interesting one.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:39

3. HamzAmin (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


More analysts covering their asses for reporting with confidence that a product without any direct evidence ever actually existed.
Makes sense considering we haven't seen any leaks whatsoever...
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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:46 1

8. Gulliver (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


For the time Apple spent ( I mean seriously, that long!!!) on developing this iWatch device, they should deliver the ULTIMATE device from the future far from anything we have ever seen from competition ... Now back to reality, unfortunately to me I am confident whatever they will deliver it will be much much exaggerated of what it really is.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 15:09

18. AlikMalix (Posts: 397; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


APPLE NEVER ANNOUNCED AN iWATCH ! ! !

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