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



14. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I love how people are completely down playing a device that not only hasn't been released but not even remotely announced. Heck this thing hasn't even been leaked yet.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One of those 65,000,000 is coming home with me.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I know Apple feels they can make a mud pie and it will sell millions....but are they really expecting this to take off like that for them? Confidence or arrogance...sometime the lines can blur. Good luck Apple... Although....many iPhone users do buy those accessories. I just wanna see the comparison to the Moto 360. The 360 looks extremely nice.

11. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Key words to remember to bring the salt - "report" "China"

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What does the Moto 360 do though other than look good. All other smart watches on the market currently has the same functionality. The only difference with this is that it's round. Also, Moto doesn't have the mindshare. If the 360 is coming out this summer, it better be veeeery early summer or it won't matter. You need more than a month or two on the market to even stand a chance against iwatch. They actually could announce it at WWDC and release it a few months later. They did it that way with the iPhone. The announcement alone would make people forget about the 360.

8. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

I like Apple and am interested in seeing this alleged watch, but these analyst projections are delusional and ridiculous.

7. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Samsung is also waiting for the IWatch so they can copy it again! :-)

16. MEeee

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Typical iGnorants.

18. willard12 unregistered

Just like samsung copied notifications, command center, mms, 4g lte, maps, answer a call with a message. Keep ignoring "good artists copy." Pretend it was never said and isn't on video. News flash, samsung already has watches and they didn't need to crawl to apple to make a processor for it. I'm sure no one at Apple has studied the watches from the competition. It's amazing that samsung can release a product a year before apple and idiots already say samsung us copying it.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

not to forget revolutionary, innovative, and ground breaking...

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

:P :P :P

15. MEeee

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Just like with iOS 7, stole others ideas and claimed as theirs.

1. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It will sell because it will be magical and "better" than everithing else

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Realistically though, I am kind of expecting this to fail as well as the other smart watches seen so far. It doesn't sound useful at all and if it doesn't look as amazing as lets say the Moto 360, then there will be absolutely no reason to buy it. Yea the most mindless from the iFans will probably buy it, but it doesn't have the same wide appeal as the phones did so 65 million might be pushing it.

4. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

moto 360 isn't out yet. The potential of something like this haven't been seen yet. Apple, if this is done right from the start like they have done with ipad and iphones, this could be really big and I really can't see this fail because there are more benefits of this than the normal clock. If this is waterproof then I am pretty sure i'm going to buy this one day. We think we know how this is going to be but we are only seeing a fraction of what it can do.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but to sell 65 million from the 4th quarter is a tall order considering that the iPhone, which people buy for around 0-200, doesn't sell that many in the final quarter. They probably aren't pricing this thing under 200 and so how will people justify shelling out that much for something that is a glorified health band so far. From a purely economical standpoint, it does not add anything to your repertoire that a smartphone doesn't already. The smartwatch is purely a vanity item instead of an essential item like a smartphone, no one needs them. If they can't make it almost essential, then it will likely not sell that well like the smartphones or even close.

10. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

It says to ship not sell. Means by q4 they are counting to made 65 millions watches and then sold in 2014 and 2015. Also we don't know what the watch can do and how essential it will be before it comes out. It can turned out to be even more important than you think. Not everyone is buying a smartphone for 600$ and then add an watch. Some people might think... instead of buying a new phone every 2 years they might go for the watch instead and buy a new phone every 3 year or so. People doesn't need an ipad either but those are sold like crazy too. Not essential but for entertainment. Thats why I think this watch has a place here. As I said, we have not yet seen the full potential of it and will only do when 3rd generation comes out

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

We are talking about apple here. Design is the last thing you need to be worried about.

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