Over on Re/code:
So that new wearable device Apple is introducing on September 9? It’s going to be a while before anyone is actually wearing it. Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months. “It’s not shipping anytime soon,” said one. So when does Apple plan to ship its eagerly anticipated wearable? That’s not clear, but my understanding is that we’re unlikely to see it at retail until after the holiday season — think early 2015.
A delayed release makes sense on a bunch of levels, including giving developers time to prepare apps for the platform.
If this new device is months away from shipping, it would also help explain the suspicious lack of leaked details, especially from parts suppliers in Asia.