Rumour: the iWatch will only ship in early 2015 and might cost US$400

A source claims you shouldn’t expect to strap on the Apple wearable device anytime soon

You know how you were getting all excited at the notion of Tim Cook bringing out the purported iWatch at Apple’s upcoming 9 September event? You might need to put your emotions in check.

Why? Because even though it could probably rear its pretty watch face in the coming days, you won’t be able to belt it on your wrists until early 2015, according to some sources of Re/code.

“It won’t arrive at market for a few months” and “it’s not shipping anytime soon” claimed the sources, highlighting that the first iPhone was only out to retailers six months after its unveiling. This could prove to be the same with Apple’s first wearable device.

In addition to that, Re/code says the iWatch will come tagged with a hefty US$400 (RM1261) price

Such a premium device

Putting that in perspective, the LG G Watch costs S$268 (RM845). It more likely sits alongside Timex’s upcoming Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch or even the Samsung Galaxy Gear priced at US$400 (RM1261) and S$488 (RM1231) respectively.

Although, we’ve got to make this clear that the source claims the stipulated price is currently only in the discussion phase by Apple executives and has yet to be finalised. We’re not even sure if the details will be announced by Apple’s 9 September press conference.

What drew our interest though is that the leakers claim there'll be a range of prices for different models – meaning that there may be lower priced versions of Apple’s first wearable device.

Stuff will be live at Apple’s press event in Curpertino, where we’ll cop a feel of the iWatch should Apple unveil it alongside its iPhone 6.

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[Sources: Re/code and Re/code]

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