Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat expectations for Q1 2015 with over 61 million units shipped, while iPad shipments are expected to total to 10 million units.

    Kuo notes that Apple may reveal more details about the Apple Watch before its official launch, revealing specifics on battery life and the start of pre-orders. Most components of the Apple Watch will see high shipments during the quarter, but other key components are expected to see low production yields which may cause a constrained supply. Kuo predicts that Apple will ship 2.8 million Apple Watch units in Q1 2015, and his estimate for a March launch falls in line with previous reports.

    Kuo's estimate for a Q1 2015 launch of the new 12-inch MacBook Air falls in line with a report earlier this month which stated that Apple supplier Quanta Computer was ramping up production of the notebook for a release this quarter. The 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to feature a new ultra-thin, fan-less design with a high resolution Retina display and a low-power Intel Core M processor. The notebook is also said to be one of the first to take advantage of the new reversible USB Type C connector, which may also be used for charging.

    Article Link: Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015
  2. maylen macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    How much does KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo pay to be featured on this website?
  3. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    Well this is "Mac RUMORS," not Mac Facts...
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    All I would like to know is the water resistivity or lack thereof for the Watch.
  5. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    If this is true, I wonder if this signals a shift away from the Lightning connector. Apple wouldn't shift to USB-C for just one device. If they do ditch Lightning, that would be one of their shortest-lived standards. But USB-C at least will be more compatible across a range of devices.
  6. miknos, Jan 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015

    miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    I just want a macbook air with retina display.

    And have sex with Jessica Alba………… TONIGHT!
  7. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    "Kuo notes that Apple may reveal more details about the Apple Watch before its official launch, revealing specifics on battery life and the start of pre-orders. "

    you may it won't just randomly appear in the Apple Store one day? shocking.


    They're on sale right now.
  8. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  9. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    I take it that the new Photos app that will replace iPhoto will ship around the same time too
  10. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012
    Seeing how Apple always has a proprietary connector (FireWire, 30-pin, Thunderbolt, Lightning), I wouldn't count on it.
  11. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    I will definitely be holding off until apple watch 2.

    My needs:
    wear in shower
    wear while sleeping so I can track sleep and have a vibrating alarm so I don't wake up my partner.
    36 hours battery life so I can wear at night
  12. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2015
  13. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    with few hours of battery life. meh i'll wait for gen 3

    hopefully i can take it for a swim by then and have it do some things on its own
  14. MellowFuzz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2013
    Classic Apple - promising but proprietary, closed, expensive "standards" that never take off outside of Apple, live a short life and die a sudden death. They just keep doing it over and over.
  15. carstn macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2015
  16. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Out of interest, when would you charge a device that you don't charge at night?
  17. MrMetro macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009

    Be nice to fix OS X and iOS first before releasing something else that is going to have problems!
  18. BruiserB macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    If the only purpose of the port was to charge and transfer data, that might be the case. But the Lightning Connector was designed to do so much more. The main advantage is that the pins can be dynamically reassigned to do different things at different times. This allows it to also be an audio/video out port and I believe that there were other purposes foreseen as well.

    One could argue that these other uses of the Lightning port are rarely used by most people and that they can be replicated by Airplay/Bluetooth. So maybe Apple would decide that the extra functions aren't needed. But to just say that Apple chose a proprietary connector just to be different is wrong. They chose it because it offers additional capability that a normal USB connector cannot.
  19. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    I think 2.8 million Apple Watches is a little on the low side.
  20. gugy, Jan 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015

    gugy macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    What I have been hearing from the day they launched is that the watch is water resistance for things like washing hands, and maybe taking a shower but not resistance to use on a pool or such. I think if you submerge even in shallow water it will break.
  21. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    iOS and OS X work perfectly for me. Not a single problem. I'll be up a midnight to pre order the Apple Watch. The more of you who stay away from it, the easier it will be for me to get one. Waterproof, I don't need. I don't need to wear it in the shower.

    It's actually hilarious to listen to you guys complain and point out why you won't buy it. Apple is actually aware of every single objection you have. Raising your objections here over and over again will get you nowhere. The watch will be what it will be in it's first generation. And Apple knows it will sell a millions of them without your participation. And they don't care. So, instead of moaning and groaning, find another solution that will make you happy. I promise you that Apple won't mind one little bit and your lost sale will be insignificant. You aren't nearly as powerful as you'd like to think you are.
  22. tmiw macrumors 68000

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Diego, CA
  23. Jason83 macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2014
    PA, USA
    I see this a lot, but I thought 11 years was quite a while for the 30-pin dock connector. When it's convenient all we hear is Apple sticking with things is "stale."
  24. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Bring on the Apple Watch / MacBook Air / Music special event invite!
  25. BCWorld macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2011
    Atlanta GA
    Not to be a party pooper, but I'm just not interested in these devices. I really wish apple would listen to people on this site and continue developing their desktop line up and focus on making Mac OS 10 as great as it can be. That's what the mac experience is really all about. #

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