Is it Friday the 13th? No? The 11th, you say? Then why such horribly bad luck?
See, the long-awaited Apple iWatch, the entirely unofficial wrist-based thingy that we’ve been jawing about for something silly like 18 months, is supposedly – hold onto your hats – delayed until November this year.
That’s the word according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a tear-stained investor note intercepted by 9to5mac.
Mournfully, Kuo writes: “We have pushed back our estimated time of iWatch mass production from late-September to mid-/ late- November. We also lower our forecast of iWatch 2014 shipments by 40% to 3mn units.”
Reading between the lines, Kuo seems to suggest that Apple is taking its sweet time getting things right – on both the hardware and software side. Meanwhile, in the Android world…
Kuo manages to throw in a few iWatch specs while he’s at it, mentioning a flexible AMOLED display (which probably means the display is curved rather than actually being bendy), a sapphire coating (as rumoured for the iPhone 6), and some sort of new processor technology.
The iWatch is again tipped to be waterproof, which makes perfect sense as it’d be a rather costly mistake taking a non-waterproof smartwatch into the shower.
In terms of functionality, the iWatch will likely relay notifications from your iPhone (the hellish days of having to take your iPhone OUT OF YOUR POCKET are almost over), while Apple is tipped to be working close with Nike on a whole bunch of fitness crud.