Is the iWatch delayed already?


Apple still hasn't announced a timeline for iWatch production, but a report suggests manufacturing may start later than many have anticipated.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that Apple will start mass producing the smart watch in November, pushing back a previous September estimate, 9to5Mac reported. The change dropped estimates for 2014 shipments by 40 percent to 3 million watches, Kuo wrote in the report.

Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.
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Kuo attributes the delay to challenges with more complex software and hardware in the watch, a first generation product. 9to5 Mac noted that Kuo "has provided relatively accurate information" on previous Apple releases, but "frequent misses on timing."

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The report added some predictions for the watch's features:

  • Felxible AMOLED display
  • Sapphire coated display cover
  • Higher waterproof standards
  • New system-on-a-chip components

Read 9to5Mac's full story here.

— By CNBC staff