Apple iWatch wont launch for at least three years

Apple fanboys may have to wait three years before they can get their hands on the much-rumoured iWatch, according to a glass manufacturing firm believed to be working on the device.

Apple fanboys may have to wait three years before they can get their hands on the much-rumoured iWatch, according to a glass manufacturing firm believed to be working on the device.

 
Corning, responsible for the Gorilla glass used by many smartphone makers, including market leader Samsung, is developing a new flexible glass material called Willow, which is widely expected to be used in Apple's next potential game-changer.
 
The problem is timing, with Corning debunking suggestions that the iWatch is imminent. James Clapping, president of Corning, said the new glass technology will be ready within a year, but not for something as complex as a wearable device, which could take at least three years to develop.
 
 Apple iWatch wont launch for at least three years
 
The news will disappoint those who believed the iWatch launch was not far away, as previous information suggested. 100 developers are supposedly working on the device, leading to speculation that the device was already in an advanced stage and almost ready for production. A recently published patent filing revealed plans to make the iWatch charge itself from wrist movements.
 
With Apple losing market share to rivals, particularly Samsung, and the company under fire from investors, it needs another product and another market. CEO Tim Cook urged share-holders to take a long-term view, but they may not be willing to wait three years for the next big thing, especially with Google Glass just around the corner.
 
Source: The Telegraph