“KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo revealed his predictions for Apple’s much-rumored iWatch, which may ship as soon as the third quarter of 2014,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “According to Kuo, the iWatch will come in two separate sizes to accommodate different sized wrists: 1.3 inches and 1.5 inches. Multiple sizes for the device were first predicted in late 2013, though the original rumor pointed towards displays of 1.3 and 1.7 inches. Both watches will include flexible AMOLED displays with sapphire covers to protect the device from scratches. ”
“Kuo suggests Apple will release the iWatch at multiple price points and in a variety of materials, competing with low and high-end watches alike,” Clover reports. “At the high end, Kuo suggests Apple’s iWatch could sell for thousands of dollars. ‘Fashion is the name of the game; most expensive model likely priced at several thousand US dollars. Referring to the rules of the fashion market, we predict the iWatch casing and band will come in various materials. The most expensive model of the iWatch line will carry a price tag of several thousand US dollars.'”
“Apple’s iWatch is not expected until the end of the year, but Kuo believes it will be the most important product of 2014, outshining even the iPhone 6,” Clover reports. “He is estimating shipments of 5.5 million units in 2014, which will rise to 30 to 50 million units in 2015.”
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