iWatch production reportedly delayed until Q4 2014

iWatch production reportedly delayed until Q4 2014
There have been tons of conflicting rumors about the iWatch ever since the idea first surfaced that Apple would make its own smartwatch. Many have been hoping that Apple would be releasing the device by the end of this year, and the introduction of HealthKit in iOS 8 made it seem like Apple wants to make that happen. But, new rumors are saying iWatch production has been delayed until Q4 2014, meaning the device may not launch until 2015. 

The news comes from Taiwan, where the delay was reportedly announced during a corporate conference at TPK. TPK has been one of the major suppliers of touch components for Apple's iPhones and iPads, and has been rumored to be a supplier for the iWatch as well. One of its subsidiaries TPK Films is one of the few companies that can build touch modules using silver nanowires, which allow components to be flexible and very small (i.e. very good for smartwatches.) 

This is the second time that it has been rumored that iWatch production wouldn't start until late this year. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst who often gets scoops on Apple, recently said that iWatch mass production wouldn't be starting until November, which would put the release sometime in early 2015.

source: UDN via AppleInsider 

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17 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Cool product, but I'm not buying these 'till it reaches third gen. You know how Apple operates

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

6,928,838,928's rumor.

3. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

yah but this one fits in with what i have been saying for months. -> as long as they are still hiring peeps to work on the watch... it will be a while before we ever see it.

4. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Smoke and Mirrors. Smoke and Mirrors.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like your PhoneArenas oldest user?

6. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

LMFAO looooooool!

8. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Could Be.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

16 posts in 7 years Wow

15. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Which means you know that he must of not liked something about this article, lol.

7. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

But can't these companies build their products on time? Richest tech company can't build a smart watch on time? Smh

10. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Ipod, iphone, ipad, iwatch, icondom, istupid

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao What's next....?

11. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Moto 360 > iwatch

12. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

This model look alike child toy,,.,. Prefer buying moto 360 (like the other Apple products,this would be so overpriced).....

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So the iWatch becomes the iSitAndWatchAsTimeGoesBy. Apple probably found that one of the concepts was better than their design, so they are redoing the whole thing. After filing all the patent paperwork, of course, so they can sue the concept designer. Maybe this time they patented the idea of "a round mobile electronic device for the telling of time".

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Poor innocent guy

16. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

It funny how these sites try to cover all bases with these rumors. If the thing was to launch tomorrow they would pull out so guess from months ago and pretend every other post doesn't exisit.

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