Talk is heating up once again that the iWatch will indeed make its debut next week at Apple’s event, but don’t expect to see it in stores until next year.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo – who has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple predictions – released a research note today stating that the iWatch will indeed be on stage next week when Apple holds its event. The actual wearable, however, wouldn’t be available for purchase until some time next year, and the early announcement would be an effort to build early buzz. This is not dissimilar to what Apple did with the original iPhone, so it is definitely not out of the realm of possibility.
As to what Kuo actually expects from the device, he’s saying that it appears the iWatch will be a rectangular shape and come in two sizes, 1.3 and 1.5-inch variants. As for memory and hardware, he’s saying that we can look forward to 8GB of onboard storage along with 512MB of RAM and several sensors on the underside for tracking things such as your heartbeat.
We’ll know for sure when Apple holds its Sept. 9 iPhone event, which TechnoBuffalo will be attending to bring you all of the coverage, but until then enjoy the extensive collection of iWatch concept renders above to see what the future may hold.