Earlier rumors have suggested that Apple’s iWatch could be launched this year, although more recent rumors have indicated that we might not be able to see the iWatch until 2015. According to a recent report from Cult of Mac, it seems that they are supporting the 2015 release window. The report claims that their sources have informed them that Apple’s suppliers are only expected to begin sending their component to Apple’s assembly partners starting this September. What this means is that assembly of the iWatch is only expected to kick off in September at the earliest and is also expected to take months before they have enough units for sale.
Apple’s expected to announce its first foray into wearables this October, but a new report out of China is adding to fanboy fears that the iWatch launch won’t take place until 2015, with claims that suppliers won’t even start delivering components until September at the earliest. And then it’s going to take months just to assemble a few million units. Sources at China’s Economic Daily News report that Apple’s iWatch suppliers have been notified that they should start getting ready to deliver their iWatch components to assembly locations next month, but it will take months before the final product is ready. Assembly is scheduled to start in September but the complicated iWatch production process will take 1 to 2 months from the time a part hits the conveyor belt, to the time it rolls off the line inside a beautifully packaged iWatch. Making matters worse, suppliers will only be able to churn out 1 million iWatches per month. Far below the expectation to ship 10 million units by the end of 2014.