Apple iWatch said to go into mass production in November: flexible AMOLED display and sapphire

Apple’s much rumored iWatch will enter mass production in mid to late-November, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, known for an almost impeccable track record with Apple rumors, revised the estimate for the upcoming iWatch from an earlier projection for a late-September production to late-November in a note to clients.

"We have pushed back our estimated time of iWatch mass production from late-September to mid-/ late- November. We also lower our forecast of iWatch 2014 shipments by 40% to 3mn units," Kuo said in the report.

The delay is due to very challenging new hardware and software engineering issues that Apple has to overcome. With this in mind, Kuo reiterated the four essential features expected in the iWatch:

  • Flexible AMOLED display
  • Sapphire display cover
  • Tougher waterproof standards
  • New system-on-a-chip parts
While the iWatch seems to be delayed to very late into the year, it is allegedly still slated for a release by the end of 2014, in an attempt to catch those very busy last days of the Holiday shopping season.

source: KGI Securities via 9to5Mac


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