Apple Watch (lifestyle 001)

Instead of the previously mentioned February timeframe, the Apple Watch will be entering mass production in January as Apple’s component suppliers have reportedly solved yield issues concerning vital components such as the display and processor, according to a new supply chain report published by Taiwan’s United Daily News [Google Translate] and relayed Thursday by GforGames.

As a result, the device might hit store shelves in time for Valentine’s Day, as originally suspected.

According to a recent rumor, Apple’s retail boss Angela Ahrendts told staffers that the highly anticipated wrist-worn gizmo will be launching in the spring.

The United Daily News report claims that Apple’s contract fabricator Quanta has already increased its number of workers from 2,000 to 10,000 in anticipation of the upcoming Apple Watch assembly work. The goal is to have 20,000 employees ready for mass production of the device.

It’s expected that the California firm will ship between three and five million Watches in the first wave, with a total of 24 million unites projected to ship throughout 2015.

[GforGames, United Daily News]

  • Me

    If the battery is still garbage, I won’t be wasting my money.

  • Tim

    Waiting for Apple watch 2 with a round face.

    • Chang in Charge

      Same here. Not a fan of square face watches.

    • Fanboy 

      I guess this is attractive….
      & totally has more screen real estate!
      /sarcasm

      • Chang in Charge

        Definitely is more attractive than the Apple Watch. It’s a watch how much screen real estate do you really want on your wrist.

    • jay

      No waiting for the second one because the first one will be a screw up

  • Cody

    Typo.. “Unites” it should be units

  • Chris Gaunt

    I hope it can deliver because it’s sometimes easy to lose your enthusiasm when products are announced so far ahead of release, well that’s my opinion.

  • jay

    Battery is for sure garbage like all the other smart watches! I have a pebble and does the job. When I think about how much it is, I don’t think I will get one! It ending up in a 500$ bill. For that money I am getting a nice watch that last forever or?