We have heard rumors off and on all summer as to whether or not we will see an iWatch introduced this year. During WWDC Apple made a case for such a device with deep integration to services like HealthKit where the functionality of a wearable like a watch that might synch with an iPhone or iPad
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We won’t see an iWatch until 2015 even if introduced alongside iPhone 6 next month

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We have heard rumors off and on all summer as to whether or not we will see an iWatch introduced this year.  During WWDC  Apple made a case for such a device with deep integration to services like HealthKit where the functionality of a wearable like a watch that might synch with an iPhone or iPad over BlueTooth or WiFi could be very useful. Apple has been promoting wearable technology via some of their recent TV adds promoting health tracking, and highlighted apps and devices that do just that.

After Samsung & LG released their wearable devices, everyone is now looking to Apple to see where they might take this technology.  They definitely have our attention–but how long will we have to wait? If a recent report by John Paczkowski is any indication–we might not get to buy an iWatch until early 2015!

Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. “It’s not shipping anytime soon,” said one. So when does Apple plan to ship its eagerly anticipated wearable? That’s not clear, but my understanding is that we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015…

Ugh–that stinks.  Makes sense, though.  I can totally see Apple wanting to showcase an iWatch device alongside the iPhone 6 next month–especially if they have deep integration with one another  This is obviously an important [rumored] product launch for them, and they only have one chance to get it right.  First impressions are everything.  A release date 5-6 months later than an unveiling is not common for Apple, even when you consider the launch of the very first iPhone was 6 months later then its unveiling at Macworld in 2007.  None-the-less, we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out for sure.

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