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Apple has commission its suppliers to build five to six million Watch units in the first quarter of 2015, ahead of its April release, The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported Tuesday.

Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc is the main assembler of the wrist-worn device. Half of the first-quarter production order is earmarked for the entry-level $349 Apple Watch Sport model, or about three million units.

The mid-tied Apple Watch model is expected to account for one-third of output. As for the high-end Apple Watch Edition in 18-karat gold casing, Apple is expected to produce more than one million units per month in the second quarter, sources said.

Yesterday, the paper reported that the device won’t be the digital doctor it could have been because Apple scrapped a number of health-related functions from the inaugural model due to complexity and FDA requirements.

JP Morgan thinks there will be 400 million potential Watch customers by the end of the March quarter, with five percent of compatible iPhone owners potentially buying it before the end of 2015

Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Nathan

    My gosh…these watches are going to be so overpriced..

    • Tommy Gumbs

      Yea they will. This is just another product that will be shadowed by yearly updates…..and it’s just a watch.

      • Nathan

        Especially with the reported terrible battery life. I like my Pebble because it can easily last 5 days on a single charge.

      • Fanboy 

        Why are you mentioning the Pebble? That’s like comparing a laptop to a phone. 2 totally different products.

      • @dongiuj

        Really? I thought the pebble was a smartwatch just like apple is producing a smartwatch. Two smartwatches.

      • Fanboy 

        You thought wrong. Pebble isnt by comparison a “smartwatch”.
        • Pebble uses e-paper display, while Apple Watch (and other smart watches for that matter) use advanced color display technology (LCD, AMOLED)
        • Pebble doesnt offer a touch screen
        • Pebble only mirrors your notifications, Apple Watch actually allows you to interact with your notifications
        • There will be true interactive Applications on your wrist
        • Pebble doesnt offer any actual features other than mirroring your iPhone. Standard smart watches on the market offer things such as a built-in camera, sensors to detect heart rate, digital voice assistant, microphone and speaker on the watch, NONE of which the Pebble offers.

        So no, by comparing the Pebble to the Apple Watch you’re comparing a Watch to a potato.

      • George Yfantopoulos

        Best part: So no, by comparing the Pebble to the Apple Watch you’re comparing a Watch to a potato.

      • George

        So it’s not a smartwatch because it knows how to save you on battery life? Gtfo you are a rotten apple.

      • Fanboy 

        A bicycle knows how to save on gas, does that mean it’s still a car?

      • George

        You’re making yourself look like an idiot.

      • Fanboy 

        Lol i’m sorry that you cant intellectually read my above comment and put together an educated conclusion on why the Pebble is not a smartwatch. Pebble comes nowhere near to being a smartwatch. If you were comparing the Moto 360 or LG Watch R for instance that would be an acceptable comparison.

      • George

        If your watch can show you notifications from your smartphone that makes it a smart watch, now please explain to me why you would compare a bike to a car when its a completely different kind of transportation.

      • Fanboy 

        Because the same way that a bike and car are both transportation but completely different category, the Apple Watch and Pebble are both watches but different categories.

        So all it takes for something to be considered a smart watch is that it displays your notifications? Here, let me help you out.

        Smartwatch as defined by Google:
        “a mobile device with a touchscreen display, designed to be worn on the wrist.”

        Hmmmm, “touchscreen”.

        How about another definition:
        “a wearable computing device worn on a user’s wrist that offers functionality and capabilities similar to those of a smartphone.”

        Hmmmm, capabilities similar to those of a smartphone…. possibly like being able to read and REPLY to your messages? Or how about being able to view and get GPS directions on the watch? Or maybe being able to use a digital assistant on your wrist to look up nearby places or search up movie showtimes. Or most closely resembling a smartphone, the ability to have a phone call right from the smartwatch.

        Please name which Pebble model can do any of these features above, i’ll wait 🙂 shouldnt take you long theres only 2 models.

      • George Yfantopoulos

        If a pohone can play games its a Smartphone. So my Nokia 3310 is a smartphone? This is what u said and its 101% wrong.

      • @dongiuj

        I thought wrong? Really? Look up “pebble” on the net and when you see this product tell everyone how many times it says “smartwatch”. Almost EVERYTIME. Oh dear, OH dear, OH DEAR! Don’t tell me that what you say is above all the info on the net.
        YOU sir are the one who is wrong.

      • @dongiuj

        Please tell me what it calls the pebble, please.

      • For once I agree with you, it’s more like a FeatureWatch…

      • Chindavon

        A pebble is like watching an old black and white tube tv, vs. a color HDTV of today.

      • @dongiuj

        Now what you say makes a lot more sense than Fangirl or whatever his name is.

      • Cameron

        you know, as the term smartwatch is loose and hence very debatable, i could agree with either one of you, but you made such shit reasons while fanboy made good ones. Because pebble calls its watches “smartwatches” its a smart watch? okay… Of all the haters here, you are by far the most butthurt, and you dont even attempt to hide it. Every comment you make here is laced with too much of your saltiness.

      • @dongiuj

        You’re so butthurt Cameron, it’s unreal. Anything non pro-apple and you start crying about it. Yes I say negative things about apple (this is when all butthurt apple fans start exploding) and it’s just my opinion (which is what the comments section is for I believe). Nowhere does it say that it HAS to be pro-apple comments ONLY.
        I say positive things about apple products too (apple fans stay quiet at this point). Not very often but I do say positive things and looking at my comment history there is proof of it so don’t go trying to say anything about that.
        If I hated apple that much, why would I have 4 apple devices? You have no answer for that apart from calling me a samsung fan/android fan=butthurt.
        Cameron, if you don’t like my comments then don’t read them and stop being so butthurt from people with different opinions to ALL pro-apple fans that think apple can do no wrong.
        GROW UP CAMERON and learn to sit on the fence at least once in your life.

        Now, Cameron, I’m not going to talk to you anymore because you’re just escalating discussions of people’s opinions into pointless heated debates that are not pro-apple fans.

        You go your way and I’ll go my way. Ok?

      • Cameron

        “You’re so butthurt Cameron, it’s unreal. Anything non pro-apple and you start crying about it.”

        Really? considering how stupid Fanboy already made you look in this post, it is really impossible for me to be butthurt here. Butthurt = you. You think i reply to everything you say? no, i read everything. Sometimes you look for trouble with your butthurt comments, i just point them out. You hardly make any constructive criticism of Apple, you just fight with others here. Yup, not me, others.

        Like i said before, all you do is make snide mocking remarks to trigger response and controversy rather than give explanations on why you thinks otherwise. Sounds like the butthurt to me.

      • @dongiuj

        Jesus. Cameron, calm down. People have opinions. Just calm down and don’t read my comments.

      • Cameron

        your delusion is telling you that im “uncalm” and “butthurt” when you’re the one with that tl;dr reply to me in the first place.

      • @dongiuj

        I state my opinion (both good and bad. But you just fail to see the good comments). If you’ve got a SERIOUS problem with that, don’t read my comments, calm down and get on with your life. Most important though, you need to calm down and stop talking to me.

    • Southgaia88

      Very true my friend and imagine when icar comes lol 1000000€ to get one xD

    • Mike

      The watch will be overpriced. Then you want to buy changeable band? that will be another $300

      • Cameron

        Very sure these changeable bands will be all over the 3rd party market costing as low as $5

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Ok…..and?

  • iPhoneWINS

    i see a price drop coming soon

  • Andres

    I’ll wait for the second generation

  • revivalstore

    I just see The battery drains in 5 hours…like The first gen iPhone..lol