“An internal memo indicating that the Apple Watch won’t come out until next spring suggests Apple Inc. may have suffered minor supply constraints, some analysts told MarketWatch on Monday,” Jennifer Booton reports for MarketWatch.
“Any delay may signal the tech giant has failed to lock down the new parts needed for its Apple Watch ahead of time, they say. However, a launch between April and June shouldn’t weigh too heavily on Apple’s share price, despite promises it would arrive earlier in 2015,” Booton reports. “At the same time, the delay could be seen as a sales tactic as Apple preps for a busy six months.”
“As long as the launch isn’t pushed back further, such as into the second half of the year, a delay will only be seen as an example of the fine-tuning that’s typical of the Cupertino tech giant ahead of product launches,” Booton reports. “‘They are eager to get it to market, but, by the same token, Apple has a history of nailing product releases on the first go,’ said Ross Rubin, a principal analyst at tech consulting company Reticle Research. ‘If that means they delay it a month or so to get it right or to get it in the quantities they want to get it in, they are going to do it.'”
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Leaked internal video reveals Apple Watch will not be available until spring – November 3, 2014