Apple iWatch Likely To Hit The Shelves Next Year
Rumors, rumors everywhere. Apple’s smartwatch tipped as iWatch is believed to be announced in September 9 event where the company also plans to reveal its much-anticipated iPhone 6. But here is the twist – Apple will announce its iWatch in that event but the wearable will not be made available for the customers to buy until next year.
This could frustrate the tech-savvy geeks especially Apple fanboys who were looking forward to get their hands on iPhone 6 and iWatch at the same time. Not so fast bro!
John Paczkowski at re/code, who is a trusted source for predicting the timing of Apple’s products correctly, revealed that Apple’s smartwatch won’t be shipping until next year.
“It’s not shipping anytime soon,” said one of Paczkowski sources. It would have been nice to at least make it available until Christmas, but this isn’t happening. Paczkowski believes that iWatch will be made available in early 2015.
It is not easy for a company to launch a new category of devices. Apple made the first iPhone available for the customers six months after it was announced. iPad took weeks before it was shipped to the customers. There can be a lot of reasons behind this strategy. It allows Apple to monitor user interest in the device and tailor it according to their expectations. Apple might be adopting the same strategy with its new category of devices — wearables.
“Apple works very hard to produce exceptionally great products and doesn’t quickly release things like a wearable,” said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “So if one is introduced I expect it to have a chance to set the direction and make the product category finally viable.”
The price of the alleged iWatch is believed to be $400. However, Re/code in a report claimed that Apple’s executives have yet to finalize the price tag.
iWatch would be a high-end device on par with Samsung’s Gear 2 and LG G Watch R, announced recently. Smartwatches seem to be the next big thing and Apple might be taking advantage of monitoring the successes and failures of other companies, in smartwatch industry, to launches a successful wearable.