Wearable, Shmearable: iWatch Delayed Until Next Year (If It Even Exists)
Do you know that Apple iWatch that everyone has been panting after for the past year and a half and insisting that it would launch this fall? (The one that I kept saying again, and again, and again that there was no proof it even existed)?
It turns out while it might make an appearance, it’s not launching next month, and pretty much the entire blogosphere was wrong to say that it was (while I was right to point to the lack of evidence). Even the famed John Paczkowski has reversed himself:
So that new wearable device Apple is introducing on September 9? It’s going to be a while before anyone is actually wearing it. Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. “It’s not shipping anytime soon,” said one. So when does Apple plan to ship its eagerly anticipated wearable? That’s not clear, but my understanding is that we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015.
He’s now claiming that it will be announced next month but won’t ship until early spring 2015. That’s possible, but I won’t believe it until we start seeing real leaks: components, named statements, diagrams, etc.
At this point we do know that Apple is having an event on 9 September, and that they are erecting a wonking huge building at the location. But no one has been inside, so we don’t yet actually know what is going to happen.
As for today, please excuse me while I go take a victory lap. Could someone cue the Rocky theme song, please? Thanks!