Apple has been famous for keeping its cool about the competition. This year alone we’ve seen Samsung launch 4 different smartwatch models, LG launch one, and there is a solid promise from Motorola and HTC to do the same. Even so, we have yet to see Apple launch its own iWatch, which is ironic since rumors of Apple building a wearable are older than Google’s intentions of launching the already existing Android Wear. If you’re wondering when we’ll see Apple’s contribution to the wearable market, it might be later than you think.
New reports from Taiwanese sources claim that Apple’s mass production of the iWatch is indeed delayed, and that this might push a possible launch until December 2014. This report falls in line with yesterday’s rumors that Apple might not launch the iWatch until December, along with the 5.5-inch iPhone that’s also facing some manufacturing delays. The report also claims that Apple might cut back its production of the iWatch dramatically for 2014 from 20 million units, to just 6 million units. That said, it makes sense if you’re only going to sell the device for a few days in 2014. Most likely those numbers will amount to the same 20 million units in the subsequent months of 2015.
Apple is expected to launch its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September, and then we can expect to see its new iPad line-up during a separate October event. It might be that the company will announce these new products at either of these events, and then launch them by December.