Here’s a slap in the face to thousands of ongoing iPhone 6 and iWatch release date rumors – we might be waiting at least three years for wish-lists to be fulfilled.
Of all the specs and features rumored for inclusion with the iPhone 6 and particularly the iWatch, flexible glass has consistently topped the table. Specifically, we’ve been hearing a lot about Corning’s Willow Glass which will upon its arrival allow for the most incredibly intricate curved and edge-to-edge Smartphone screen designs, not to mention the round shape of the fabled iWatch.
We’d been largely expecting the iWatch release date to be announced before the summer months and the iPhone 6 launch to follow suit either in the fall of this year or mid-2014. Sadly however, the brains behind flexible Willow Glass have now warned the world not to expect its latest creation to hit the mainstream for at least three years.
Or to put it another way, you’d be wise to rule out an iWatch release date until 2016 at the earliest.
Recent reports have largely confirmed that Apple is investing massive efforts in the iWatch project, though it seems the device isn’t quite in its final production stages as once suggested. When and where the iWatch does see the light of day, it is expected to function as something of an remote control and auxiliary screen for other iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad, apparently taking convenience and versatility to new heights.
Of course, Apple has yet to pass comment on the subject and therefore it remains a case of pure speculation, but with rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Watch in the pipeline for 2013 growing by the day, there’s every chance Apple could once again be beaten to the innovation punch by its Android arch-rival.