It looks like the Apple Watch won't be coming until spring, and that could ripple effects for the smartwatch industry.
Since it was announced in September, Apple said the watch would be available in early 2015. Now, the 9to5Mac website says the launch won't happen until spring. Apple did not respond to a CNBC request for comment.
Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, said Apple's post-holiday launch will affect the industry, including Samsung and Motorola, whose fitness trackers and smartwatches are already on the market.
"The biggest impact the Apple Watch will have on the holiday sales season is that it will stall the sales of other smartwatch makers," he said. "Millions of consumers have heard of the Apple Watch, which albeit more expensive, offers considerably higher levels of fashion and function than those watches from Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola or Pebble."