iWatch Release Date, Rumors, Specs: Can Apple Launch ‘Wearable’ Smart Watch by December in the US?

Apple should be announcing the iWatch in October, but the smart watch might only ship in December at the earliest.

Assembly of the iWatch is going to start in September, but the production process is so complicated that it will take about a month or two before a shipment is ready, according to China’s Economic Daily News.

There is also a supply side constrain as only 1 million watches can be produced per month, meaning that Apple is unable to ship their projected 10 million units by the year’s end.

This means that Apple should still be unveiling the iWatch, but don’t expect anyone to be wearing it around any time soon.

Cult of Mac suggests that Apple could do a limited iWatch launch in the US in December before doing a global, large scale launch in 2015.

This news coincides with information provided by reliable Apple product tipster and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo notes that manufacturing the iWatch brings “a much higher level of difficulty for the company,” which could force Apple to postpone their launch of the device until 2015.

iWatch could feature a 1.6-inch screen and two 1.8-inch screens variants.

The screens are either LG displays with plastic OLED screens or AMOLED displays by LG. Sapphire glass is expected to be used on the display.