“In October, analyst Brian Blair from Rosenblatt Securities said that the Watch’s production has been set back, and that because it will enter mass production at a later date, the gadget will initially be launched in limited numbers,” Mihai Matei reports for G 4 Games.
“These rumors have now been countered by new data emerging from China, suggesting that yield breakthroughs have been made in regards to several vital components like display and processor,” Matei reports. “Therefore, according to the supply chain sources cited by Taiwan’s United Daily News, instead of the projected end of February start of mass production, the Apple Watch will hit the conveyor belts really soon, in January.”
“Quanta (the company responsible for the assembly of the Watch) has already increased its number of workers from 2,000 to 10,000, while the current goals is set for 20,000 employees,” Matei reports. “Reportedly, the first wave of Watches to be shipped will be of 3-to-5 million units, while Apple expects a total of 24 million Watches to be shipped throughout 2015.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Bill” for the heads up.]