“Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided relatively accurate information on future Apple product plans in the past (but frequent misses on timing), has issued a new report today indicating that the Apple smart watch will enter mass-production in November,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Kuo’s previous estimate on production for the ‘iWatch’ indicated that the device would enter mass-production rounds in September,” Gurman reports. “‘We have pushed back our estimated time of iWatch mass production from late-September to mid-/ late- November. We also lower our forecast of iWatch 2014 shipments by 40% to 3mn units,’ Kuo wrote in today’s report. The analyst claims the push back is due to more complex hardware and software engineering in this first generation Apple product category.”
Gurman reports, “We expect the device to be announced at a keynote address in October and launch by the 2014 holiday season.”
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