Apple to Ship Just 3 Million iWatches in 2014, Most Without Sapphire Glass?

Apple to Ship Just 3 Million iWatches in 2014, Most Without Sapphire Glass?

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple will only ship 3 million iWatch units in 2014 due to issues that have allegedly pushed back production to the second half of November.

In a note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo of KGI Securities said he believes the market is expecting that Apple will ship between 5 million and 10 million "iWatch" units before the end of 2014. But he now expects that issues will push production of the device will be pushed back from September to the second half of November, resulting in fewer units available.

Kuo says that Apple may also have issues with sapphire glass production. He predicts that at least half of the iWatch units shipped will have regular glass covers.

As rumored, TPK is said to provide the touch module while the lamination of the touch module and AMOLED display will be performed by LG Display.

Finally, it's expected that the iWatch will launch in December and availability will be well below market expectations.

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Apple to Ship Just 3 Million iWatches in 2014, Most Without Sapphire Glass?
Vueapp - August 1, 2014 at 11:43am
Hehe. Gonna do a holiday rush? And create hype from low availability during Xmas. Not gonna fall for that. They should wait til they have enough supply. Unless they want to be that kind of company. It's smart but I don't like it.
Iphonedude - August 1, 2014 at 12:50pm
Why would they do that? iPhone sold a bunch on launch day so what's the deal with this?
King - August 1, 2014 at 5:14am
Apple be pullin some next moves
doctor - July 31, 2014 at 10:29pm
blonde watch
Nat - July 31, 2014 at 8:47pm
So technically with different shapes and glasses,there will be 4 versions of them.
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