iwatch-2014Like justice, hope delayed is hope denied. And, if one of the most respected Apple analysts is to believed there is no hope that the iWatch ship date will fall any time within calendar 2013.

Whereas most observers are pretty sure new MacBooks are coming at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference and new iThings, i.e. iPhone 5S, iPad mini Retina and iPad 5, won’t arrive until at least the third quarter, there was little solid information about the iWatch ship date.

Although Tapscape a 1,000 unit test production run, there is apparently little hope that the iWatch will ship this year.

Quoting a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo, News.com reports that the iWatch shouldn’t be expected until the second half of 2014. Specifically, he’s saying that Apple “may not have adequate resources” to develop a version of iOS given their current lack of development bandwidth.

What’s that about? It’s already known that Apple has been taking resources from OS X, their desktop operating system, to push forward iOS 7, which is said to be a major rewrite of their mobile OS.

So, take your tent, camp chair and sleeping bag out of the trunk of your — you won’t be camping out in front of any Apple Store any time soon…

What’s your take?


2 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! The “analysts” who started the unsubstantiated rumor that Apple will be releasing a smartwatch, have started a new unsubstantiated rumor that the unsubstantiated rumored Apple smartwatch will be “late”.

    That is totally meta. 😉

  2. Actually, a real analyst with a track record pouring cold water on an unnamed source, but the result is the same.

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