A couple of days ago, John Paczkowski of Re/code said, citing sources, that Apple's first wearable will debut next month. The news caused quite a stir in the tech industry. But don't get your hopes too high though as Paczkowski is now saying that the wearable won't ship unti next year.
“It’s not shipping anytime soon,” a well-placed source reportedly told Paczkowski. No one knows exactly when will Apple begin selling its iWatch, but there are speculations that it could be as early as Q1 next year.
With Samsung, LG, and Motorola ramping up the production to launch their own wearables as early as possible, Apple's rather late schedule is bad news to Apple fans. Others, howevers, aren't surprised. The first iPhone didn't really ship until six months after its official announcement. Still, this report is unconfirmed.
If true, Apple, as it has always been, must be very confident about its timing. After all, it will be the company's new product from an entirely different category, and people will most likely be patient about it. We'll find out soon. Meanwhile, check out our earlier post on the history of smartwatches.