Apple’s iWatch components are being produced right now by Chinese manufacturers, with the device already undergoing engineering verification testing to ensure it's market-ready, reports suggest.
That’s the word from sources speaking anonymously with Digitimes. They claim that the iWatch won’t enter mass production until it passes further production verification testing, meaning it won’t be released until 2015.
That tallies with previous reports that suggested Apple won't enter the market for wearable technology until next year.
It also explains why there have been no component leaks, with so few parts available for Apple-watchers to lay their hands on.
Interestingly, the same insiders claim that the iWatch will not be trailed at Apple’s September 9th iPhone 6 launch event.
That’s despite a series of reports emerging in the US that the device will indeed be on show alongside the iPhone 6, even though it's not even close to being ready to hit shelves.
Digitimes’ track record for Apple-product predictions remains hit and miss, while Re/code, the source of stories saying the iWatch would be seen at next week’s gathering, is known for having impeccable connections to the Cupertino company.