The Apple Watch Rumour Mill Is Spinning
As excitement continues to build around the release of the first ever Apple Watch, the rumours are pouring in thick and fast. GQ has just tipped the gadget for release in the first quarter of this year, while other sources state that production is yet to begin.
Who should you believe? Here are the top five rumours we’ve got our eyes on right now…
1. The Release Date
Several sources, including GQ and 9to5 Mac, expect the technical timepiece to launch in mid-March, leaving just over two months until we can get our hands on one.
This would match up with Apple’s earlier statement, saying that it would be available from “early 2015”.
2. The Price
Being much smaller than its iPhone and iPad counterparts, you would expect the Watch to come in at a lower price point.
Rumours suggest that it will be priced from around £215, less than half the £539 starting price of a SIM-free iPhone 6.
3. The Production
To meet a March release date, it seems likely that Apple would already be churning out the watches in their thousands.
However, according to Macworld, production of the Watch isn’t set to begin until mid-January, with an estimated three to five million to be made for the first push.
4. The Sales
Will the popularity of the Watch match that of the iPhone?
Analysts suggest that between 10 and 60 million of the gadgets could be sold worldwide in 2015, according to Macworld, despite 61.4 per cent of US smartphone users surveyed stating they are “not at all likely” to buy one.
5. The Design
With many variations of the Apple Watch confirmed, including sporty styles, steel designs and 18-carat gold casings, tech fans will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.
However, how much each design will vary in price and availability is yet to be confirmed. We’re particularly scratching our heads when it comes to the ‘Edition’ range, which comprises just six luxurious designs in high-end materials, each finished with a polished sapphire crystal screen.
So, will you be queuing up for the Apple Watch? Or will you be sticking with your conventional timepiece instead?
Let us know in the comments section below…