Apple tipped to release Apple iWatch in Q3; 65 million units to ship in 2014?

Apple tipped to release Apple iWatch in Q3; 65 million units to ship in 2014?
According to a report out of China, the Apple iWatch will make its long anticipated release in the third quarter of this year. The device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer while TPK will be responsible for the touchscreen on the wearable. Taiwan based chip design firm Richtek, will also have a role to play in the production of the wearable. The watch's processor is designed by Cupertino based Apple, but will be produced by the company's chief rival, Samsung.

According to the report, Apple is asking that suppliers start delivering orders in August, so that Apple can meet its internal time schedule for delivering the iWatch. The tech titan is expecting plenty of demand for its timepiece. The report adds that Apple is planning to ship 65 million units of the iWatch in 2014. No pricing information was mentioned.

The Apple iWatch is expected to offer various health-related functions. Earlier Tuesday, we told you that one analyst expects the watch to include UV exposure sensors to make sure that you don't fry too long in the sun.

source: DigiTimes


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