“Apple has asked its suppliers in Asia to make a combined five to six million units of its three Apple Watch models during the first quarter ahead of the product’s release in April, according to people familiar with the matter,” Lorraine Luk and Daisuke Wakabayashi report for The Wall Street Journal.
“Half of the first-quarter production order is earmarked for the entry-level Apple Watch Sport model [which starts at US$349], while the mid-tied Apple Watch is expected to account for one-third of output, one of these people said,” Luk and Wakabayashi report. “Orders for Apple Watch Edition – the high-end model featuring 18-karat gold casing – are relatively small in the first quarter but Apple plans to start producing more than one million units per month in the second quarter, the person said.”
Luk and Wakabayashi report, “Analysts expect demand for the high-end watches to be strong in China where Apple’s sales are booming.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]