The Apple iWatch may be delayed [Mobile 88 Online (Malaysia)]
(Mobile 88 Online (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) According to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may be pushing mass production of the iWatch back more than a month. The analyst initially predicted that production for the device would begin in September, but due to the complexity of the project, he now believes it could begin as late as November…
Here's more from the research report:
"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. We believe developing the hardware and OS of iWatch will be a much more difficult task than for Apple's existing products."
As far as hardware specifications go, Kuo claims that the iWatch uses many new technologies like a flexible AMOLED display, a sapphire crystal cover, and much more. Furthermore, the form factor will be much thinner, with higher durability and waterproof standards than any other Apple device. On the software front, the analyst believes redesigning iOS looks to be a very difficult task. As for the design of the iWatch itself, little is known. Apple has been on a hiring spree over the past year, picking up wearable engineers, as well as health and fashion experts. Apple was believed to be planning an October unveiling, but if the analyst’s predictions come true, then Apple will not be able to meet that deadline.
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