iWatch Unlikely to Launch Before 2015 – Product Still at “Engineering Verification Test” Stage
Considering the claim that the year 2014 is bringing the best product lineup from Apple in twenty five years, the world was surely expecting Apple to finally launch iWatch. Every other leading tech manufacturer has already launched a smartwatch or is planning to do so this year with legit leaks and teasers. Apple may just be the only to be still considering it. Seems like Apple's iWatch is going to see another year's delay before it is launched. New reports suggest that iWatch has reached EVT (engineering verification test) stage which is way before a product goes into production.
Apple iWatch not to launch this year!
Reported by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes it is claimed that iWatch is yet to go through device verification test after EVT, before it can go into production. The report claims that iWatch will be not be available before 2015 looking at the progress reports, especially not next week on September 9 as earlier rumored. Here is the excerpt from the report:
Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing (PVT), according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
The sources pointed out that a product will need to first pass the PVT stage before entering to mass production, and between the EVT and PVT stages, Apple could still be change its design.
As for Apple's press conference on September 9, the sources said that Apple is unlikely to unveil the iWatch during the event.
Currently, the upstream supply chain is mainly waiting for Apple to place component orders; however, Apple has not yet given a firm schedule for the production.
Apple's iWatch is highly rumored to create a breakthrough in the smartwatch industry with some amazing and durable technology. Made out of Sapphire glass, iWatch is rumored to come in two variants of 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch.
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- Source: DigiTimes