Analyst: Apple iWatch to launch in second half of this year

Analyst: Apple iWatch to launch in second half of this year
On Friday morning, we told you that Apple had filed to register the iWatch name in Russia as a trademark. The Cupertino based tech titan had filed to register the name in two categories, as a watch and as a computer. Now an analyst with Citigroup is telling clients to expect the new device to launch sometime in the second half of this year. 

Citigroup's Glen Yeung told his clients on Friday that the supply chain is waiting on a signal from Apple on whether to proceed with production of parts for the iWatch. Yeung believes that the decision will be made this month and will be a "go".

Besides the filing for the iWatch trademark in Russia, last month there was some speculation that Apple was testing 1.5 inch OLED displays for the new device. Apple has a lot riding on the device as the company has been accused of losing its ability to bring new innovations to the market. Many point to the three years since the introduction of the first Apple iPad as being a long dry spell for the manufacturer. CEO Tim Cook hinted earlier this year that some new products would be joining the Apple lineup as soon as this fall.

source: CNET

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14 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait. Will be getting one for me, and jr.

3. ihatesmartphone unregistered

me too..:)

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

2. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

IDontCare about iDiot products

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

lol...

9. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

bcoz you cant afford them :-(

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He means he don't want to buy products that looks the same.

5. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

im just calling it..... iGlasses in the next year... Hahaha and then Galaxy S Glasses... Followed by Optimus Glasses and so on

7. ihatesmartphone unregistered

How about xperia glasses or htc one glasses??

10. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Apple hasnt innovated since thr ipad??? Personally I don't consider the ipad innovation. It was just a jumbo iPhone. They needed to produce something new and they already had a mini so they made a big one and stuck a new name on it. The iPhone was innovation. Not the ipad.

16. ihatesmartphone unregistered

just like galaxy s4 mini and mega...xp

11. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Love my iPhone, love watches= win!

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Who's going too spend on a expensive iWatch?

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Brand loyalists & label chasers.

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