A leaked internal document indicates that the Apple Watch will launch later than anticipated.
The Apple Watch might not come early 2015 rather in Spring of 2015. A transcript of a video message of Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts leaked that has Ahrendts mention the Apple Watch launch scheduled for Spring 2015.
She also mentions (9to5Mac) that chronologically the Apple Watch release is after Chinese New Year (Feb. 2015). The Apple Watch launch is still a moving target and if we take Ahrendts comments literally the launch can be somewhen between March and as late as June. There have been rumors that the Apple Watch would miss Valentine’s Day 2015 with the Apple Watch already. Valentine’s Day would have been a nice sales kick-off for the iWatch, because of its cute communication features.
To gift a Apple Watch gift card this Holidays seems to become less attractive as the launch could in the worst case be over 6 months after Christmas. Wearables from other companies will be popular holiday gifts. We have published a Black Friday Wearables Deals Guide that guides you to the best smartwatch and wearable devices offered during Black Friday 2014.