The Apple iWatch was already supposed to come in 2013. Now in Spring 2014 the obvious thing to do for the Apple rumor mill is to predict the launch of the Apple iWatch in fall of this year. Is this more believable than last year? Sure. Apple had another idea to come up with something that has to be much better than current smart watches to not fail.
So lets assume the iWatch comes in Fall. Now other rumors and analyst reports popped up that try to predict what the iWatch is.
AppleInsider has a report about the iWatch predictions of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He says that the iWatch will be using a 1.3-1.5 flexible AMOLED screen covered by sapphire. It would have a curved shape to fit the wearer's wrist. He also believes the design will look different from today's smart watches and that Apple will offer the iWatch in various materials. The top of line models would cost several thousand Dollars. He compares is to the cost of a luxury brand mechanical watch.
Here is where Kuo is losing me. There is a very big different between a luxury mechanical watch and and a electronic gadget. A mechanical watch is timeless. It might even gain value over time. An iWatch is going to be outdated after a year. It does not make sense to drop several thousand Dollars on something that is outdate and drop in value so fast. There is also no scale here. A mass market iWatch needs to be cheaper than the iPhone 5S to reach a sizable market.
There is another rumor from Asia that says Apple plans to ship 65 million iWatches in the first year (Economy Daily). You can't do that with a product that is selling for thousands of dollars.
I for my part believe nothing yet, I heard about the iWatch. Also not the report from The Street that says an iWatch failure could get Tim Cook fired. Did the iPhone 5C failure get him fired? No.
Find more Apple News and Rumors in our Apple News Hub and on our new real-time Apple news site Apple Balla. 2014 is maybe bringing us the rumored iWatch, but what else will be new? Of course there will be the new iPhone 6 and new iPads. A new Apple TV is also due.