KGI Securities senior analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made a fearless forecast that the iWatch will debut in 2014.
Kuo said that the iWatch will need to wait until next year to join the market as Apple is too busy this year with different product releases scheduled. Aside from forecasting the release date of this product, he also detailed the possible design and specifications of the first Apple watch.
According to the Apple Insider, Kuo mentioned that the iWatch can be worn in the wrist but will not literally operate as a watch. It will have a 2-inch screen that uses GF2 touch technology similar to the iPad Mini and iPod Nano. Users will be asked to configure it when they purchase it as it is equipped with biometric software. Once Apple is able to resolve its supply issues, the fans should see it in the Apple Store on the third quarter of 2014.
While Kuo is confident about his forecast, some are skeptic about it.
Gartner analyst Van Baker said in an interview with MacNewsWorld that people should not believe anyone claiming that they have an idea of the upcoming products of Apple. Apple Inc., the most valuable and influential company in the world, do not share any information that may give their suppliers a clear picture of their new product. The company is more likely to provide misleading information to their suppliers than a hint.
However, Baker agreed that the idea of an Apple product that you can wear is likable especially if it has specifications similar to iPhone where you can check emails, view notifications, and check the calendar.
Another analyst, Michael Morgan of ABI Research, also said in MacNewsWorld that we have seen the prototype long ago-the iPod Nano. The iWatch may be a more advanced version of the iPod Nano.
Apple remains silent about the iWatch reports circulating the web.