Apple Watch

When is the Apple Watch release date?

UPDATE 3: CEO Tim Cook announced during the Spring Forward event that the Apple Watch will ship on April 24th. It will be available for preorder and preview on the 10th.

UPDATE 2: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a quarterly earnings call that the Apple Watch was on schedule to ship in April. He did not give a specific date.

UPDATE: The Apple Watch will be released "early 2015".

iWatch to Debut With Three Models

A report in today's Economic Daily out of Taiwan (spotted by G4Games) claims that Apple's highly anticipated iWatch will launch with three models. The models will vary by size and shielding. The report also claims that the rumored iPad Pro is still in the works and may be official by the end of the year.

iWatch to debut with 3 models

According to the publication, one model will sport a 1.6" touchscreen panel while the other two will have larger 1.8" screens. Earlier rumors have claimed sizes ranging from 1.3" up to 2.5". The two larger sizes will differ by their screen material - one will employ sapphire glass, which is a super hard material that is scratch resistant.

iWatch Production Pushed Back

While many analysts have pointed to September as the start of mass production of the highly anticipated iWatch and a launch date some time in October, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate predictions regarding Apple products, sees things differently.

Mass production of iWatch pushed back to November

In a recent research note, Ming-Chi Kuo wrote, "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." The delay is largely due to complexities/difficulties that the iWatch is presenting in both

WSJ: iWatch and Larger iPhone Due This Fall

The Wall Street Journal is the latest outlet to throw its weight behind the latest Apple rumors claiming that the company will release both an iWatch and larger iPhone 6 this fall. The WSJ report comes two weeks after unidentified Bloomberg sources revealed that Apple was preparing to begin production on two larger iPhone models. However, the WSJ report only mentioned one iPhone model, not two.

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The report also said "people familiar with the company’s plans" claim Apple is working on a watch "with advanced sensors to track a user’s fitness and health." Apple recently announced a new Health app that would collect data from third-party apps such as heart rate, calories burned an so on. It has been widely speculated that this app was created to be a companion to the rumored iWatch.

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