Apple is widely expected to introduce its first wearable, popularly called the iWatchÂ later this year.
Analyst : Apple likely to ship only 3 million iWatch units this year due to sapphire production issues
TPK Holdings, Apple’s major touch panel supplierÂ that has been rumoredÂ to supply theÂ curved, flexible AMOLED display for the iWatch,Â provided a guidance for the next quarter that was below analyst expectations.
Jimmy Kimmel takes Apple’s unannounced ‘iTime’ smartwatch out to the public, receives hilarious results
As often as the iWatch is in the news, one could potentially think it’s a real, official device. Of course, that’s not the case quite yet, but that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live on network ABC, from taking the watch out into the public to get reactions from pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard.
Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report from last night that claimed it was working with Apple on the iWatch, with a company spokesperson stating that its only relationship with mobile phone makers is to provide integrated circuits and other electrical components.Â
Apple is widely rumored to release a smartwatch, dubbed the iWatch, later this year with a focus on health and fitness. This has been a topic of intense speculation since a number of months, and designers have come up with a number of concepts imagining how the iWatch might look like.
While it is widely believed that Apple is going to release the so-called “iWatch” in multiple sizes, there have been conflicting reports aboutÂ exactly how large the smart watch will be. The general consensus is that the wearable device will have a flexible AMOLED display in the range of 1.3-inches to 2.5-inches.Â
Morgan Stanley has released its first iWatch sales estimates, predicting that Apple could sell between 30 to 60 million units of the smart watch in the first year. The research firm also raised its Apple price target on Monday, from $99 to $110 per share.Â
Apple is expected to unveil its first wearable device in October, which is likely to be the oft-rumored “iWatch,” but a new report claims that production of the smart watch will not ramp up until a few months later. According to well-sourced KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a fairly accurate track record at reporting on Apple product plans, the iWatch will not enter mass production until November.Â