iWatch by Apple to be launched by the end of 2014


US-based Apple’s iWatch is the much-speculated device, eagerly awaited by enthusiasts. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iWatch by Apple is most likely to hit the stores late next year. Even though many market watchers expected, the device will not be revealed during 2013.


The device is expected to have a 1.5- to 2-inch screen with deep integration and focus on biometrics. Kuo added that the wearable accessory is expected to be released some time in the future, but definitely not in 2013. The analyst also predicted Apple’s next move and said that it will ramp up the production during the second half of 2014, which is more than a year later than the current estimates.

Sources familiar with the development said that Apple is all set to enter a wearable computing market with a watch offering, dubbed as the iWatch, instead of a glasses product like Google Glass.

When talking about the features of the device, instead of OLED panels, the device is likely to leverage the existing GF2 touchscreen technology, much like Apple’s current iPad Mini and iPod Nano, as the format will be well-suited for small screen applications.