“Well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past proved accurate in predicting Apple’s moves, estimates Apple Watch preorders will exceed 2.3 million units, though production bottlenecks relating to the device’s haptic vibrator and advanced OLED screen are restricting rollout,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Considering Apple’s current supply chain capacity and future expansion plans, the analyst is targeting production at 2 to 3 million units per month, with output potentially topping out at 2.5 million units in June,” Campbell reports. “Existing limitations could hinder accelerated manufacture, however. Currently, Apple is seeing restricted supply of vibration motors from Hong Kong-based manufacturer AAC and flexible AMOLED screens from LG Display, which is said to be Watch’s sole display supplier.”
Campbell reports, “Given supply chain bottlenecks and time to ramp up consumer demand, Kuo estimates Apple to ship between 15 and 20 million Apple Watches in 2015”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, if accurate, Apple will be selling, or have already sold, every Watch it can make for the foreseeable future.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]