Analyst starts in on the iWatch price and release date guessing

Analyst starts in on the iWatch price and release date guessing
The WWDC keynote came and went with no mention at all about any Apple hardware, which, frankly, was to be expected. No company can really keep anything under wraps anymore, especially Apple. So, it was hard to believe that the announcement would jump out with no leaks preceding it. Of course, that means it is time for analysts to start putting in their predictions for the iWatch release date and pricing!

The first one out of the post-WWDC gate is Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, who has gone the extra mile to meet with supply chain vendors rather than just using basic reasoning skills. According to White:


That is basically just about the longest trip you can make for a pretty easy guess, especially considering the iWatch will likely require an iPhone with iOS 8 to function, and iOS 8 isn't out until the fall. We didn't really need any supply chain info to guess that the iWatch is most likely coming this fall, just like we don't need the same supply chain info every year to tell us that Apple will release its new iPhone in September. At this point, we're more surprised when info points to Apple releasing mobile hardware anytime of the year other than September/October. 

That said, the guesswork on pricing is much more interesting in this case. Rumors about the iWatch pricing have varied wildly, but White is putting his estimate in the $200-230 range. That makes the iWatch far cheaper than many have been expecting, and it would price the iWatch significantly less than the Samsung Gear 2. That price range would make more sense if the iWatch is planned more as a health tracker than as a fashion accessory, as you might expect from Apple. 

Anyway, we only have a few months left before real information could be coming. But, that does mean a few more months of the endless rumor mill. 

source: Barron's

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25 Comments

1. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Yawn...

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it won't be that cheap. my guess 300-389$

2. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

No way ...

3. wilsong17 unregistered

500 for a apple logo

4. Sauce unregistered

My dog just predicted the same thing..No way this can be such a phenomenon

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My protein powder shaker predicted this last week.

6. Sauce unregistered

Aren't those things great? The ones with the metal ball inside right? Bought one for my friend for Christmas

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, I bought 5 from walmart two weeks ago. I love em, no clumps at all bro. That metal ball, beats a strainer any day.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

At least twice that much. There is no way that Apple will not try to rip people off with this device, just like they have with every single one of their previous products...

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get laid.

10. Sauce unregistered

Im almost sure he doesn't now what that means lmfao

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed lol.

23. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You guys are funny, lol... *Looks up what "getting laid" means* Yeah, I need a life...

24. Sauce unregistered

Glad you came to that conclusion :)

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thats a 4 to $500 dollar iwatch..not less than a gear but less than a iphone..lol..

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

$200 for tracking heart only $425 for what the rest will do

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Awesome, more ANALysts predictions about redundant tech that iFans will overpay for....coool, time to buy some stock in APPLE, so that I can make this frenzy work for me....

15. Sauce unregistered

I thought you were an intelligent one..yet I was mistaken lol. Just another #FANDROID xD

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I figured that out a while ago.

17. Sauce unregistered

I normally skip past his posts when I see that stupid name of his because they are always a few paragraphs of nonsense no one honestly gives a sh*t about lol….So coulda' fooled me :D

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Him, and Arte are the two biggest trolls on PA, spouting crap constantly.

19. Sauce unregistered

Im a troll that trolls the trolls. Justice Troll?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's what pisses them off.

21. Sauce unregistered

I know. EVERY time. Lol! They never know how to swallow their pride and stfu haha. Wonder how many heartbeat monitors I made effective lmao

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Arte is the worse, at least network can spell, and properly punctuate.

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