Apple has not yet finalized the pricing of iWatch that will be launched alongside the iPhone 6 though executives of the company predict a $400 price tag.
Apple has not revealed whether the price of iWatch will be finalized during the event where the device will be launched alongside iPhone 6. The smartwatch will be available by next year and sources mentioned that it will be released in different models along with low-priced variants. The $400 price range for the iWatch is predicted for the highest variant and is certainly more expensive than other smartwatches in the market including Google’s range of Android Wear devices.
“There are a lot of gadgets in this space, but right now there is nothing great out there,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook, referring to the smartwatches in the market, last year.
Samsung’s Gear 2 is priced about $300 while Timex is set to release Ironman One GPS+ that is priced at $400. Apple has decided not to reveal any details of its smartwatch though it is known to include home automation and fitness apps. Earlier in June, Apple had unveiled HomeKit and HealthKit at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The announcement of the new features revealed the company’s move to include the features in iOS 8 and future range of Apple products.
The iWatch is also Apple’s first product in the line of wearable devices. The company’s move to delay the pricing is also seen as a publicity stunt to create interest among Apple fans during its release in early 2015. The September 9 event will bring up more details of the iPhone 6 and the iWatch.
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According to reports, Apple iWatch will arrive to the shop in the early 2015. John Paczkowski of Re/code reported that Apple iWatch isn’t shipping soon and he also informed that Apple iWatch release date is not clear.
Suppose, if the Apple iWatch debuts on September 9, the device will deliver to the consumers in February of next year. But, if the company focus on the production of the device, the company will deliver the first units in November of 2014 and it’s far away from the reality. Some leaks said that the product release may be delayed due to various issues related to bringing an Apple iWatch to market, includes manufacturing, system design, integration of hardware and software, etc.
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