Apple Watch to ship in a limited initial batch of 3 million units

Apple Watch to ship in a limited initial batch of 3 million units
We remember breezing through reports and estimates of Apple gearing up to produce tens of millions of Apple Watches, thinking something must be wrong in the calculations. The event, which at one point felt like a series of Jony Ive-narrated material science lectures with some pep talk in between, reaffirmed our skepticism. With this kind of meticulous polish going into manufacturing each individual unit, we couldn't envision rampant mass production of the Apple Watch at this early stage. 

According to the latest reports out of China, it turns out our expectations were correct. Apparently, Cupertino ordered a limited initial batch of 3 million units spanning the three editions of the device. Since this is a budding smartwatch we're talking about, these should be enough to satisfy the cravings of early adopters.

We also get to learn that the main Apple Watch supplier is Taiwan-based Quanta, which also made laptops and iPods for Apple. Earlier reports claimed Quanta will handle at least 70% of the final assembly work, but longtime supplier Foxconn is involved in the process as well, making key components.


via G For Games

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9 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The resell value is Hanna be huge.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At first Apple said it was going to be a 5 million unit batch, and now its going to be a 3 million unit batch.

2. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I might think about it if i get the watch as well as the girl wearing it for the price :P

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

42mm, and 38mm sports for me and my mrs. We're all in.

7. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Even if they could they wouldn't bring enough out at first.

8. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

They have to artificially build up demand. Classic way to show that the product is hot when you can't find any.

9. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Even if that's the case, selling 3 million smart watches is nothing to dismiss. How many smart watches have sold even 1 million?

10. MrHate

Posts: 313; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Only 3 million? Wtf even my mother could sell more than that. This is the end of Apple.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

I like your sarcasm..

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