Apple orders five million Watches ahead of wearable launch

Apple is reportedly looking to sell around five million Watches in the first three months after it launches the wearable.

The news doesn’t come from Apple itself but rather from Quanta Computer, the company that builds and assembles the long-awaited Apple Watch. Around half of those 5-6 million units will be the lower-end Sport model while the high-end model is expected to account for 20% of the order.

The Watch will be launched in April according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, who is the one that first unveiled the device back in September of 2014. Despite having been announced so long ago, the Apple Watch might be underwhelming in its first iteration.

According to reports, the device will only feature modest battery life, one of the primary problems with wearables today. Many had hoped that Apple would be the company to solve this issue but, it seems they have yet to find an adequate solution.

Not only that, but certain features which were originally touted at the unveiling have now been reportedly dropped from the device.

Still Apple is nothing if not successful and there’s little doubt that the Apple Watch will be appealing to many. Whether it proves as big of a hit as the company hopes for remains to be seen after its launch.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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