Although it’s being widely reported that Apple’s mythical wearable will share the stage with the iPhone 6 on September 9th, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to get your paws on it anytime soon.
Recode, the same publication that nailed the September 9th Apple event date weeks ago, is now saying that the iWatch won’t be ready to ship until early 2015.
“Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months,” reports the venerable John Paczkowski. “‘It’s not shipping any time soon,’ said one.”
That lines up with past claims from the likes of Ming-Chi Kuo, the top Apple analyst that said iWatch shipments won’t begin until early 2015 due to production complications.
If that sounds outlandish, remember that it’s actually in Apple’s history to announce new product categories months before they ship. The original iPhone didn’t ship until six months after it was unveiled.
Regardless of when the iWatch, or whatever catchy name Apple ends up giving it, will hit shelves, we should still see the device at least demoed on stage in a couple of weeks. Now if only we could figure out what that giant structure is that Apple is building outside the event venue.