Back in September, when Apple unleashed the current generation iPhones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at a big event, the vendor also launched the Apple Watch. This smart wearable device is known to be available in early 2015 with the mass production alleged to debut in January.
Lately, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Brian Blair predicts that the Cupertino tech tycoon is facing production issues. Consequently, it is claimed that the Apple Watch will not enter into mass production until January next year at the earliest. Moreover, this delay is speculated to have an impact on the launch of the smartwatch.
Possibly, the Apple Watch will be launched as soon as February next year, but in limited quantities. The primary suppliers for the Apple Watch parts will be capable of producing enough parts for about 15 million Apple Watch units and all of them will be made by Quanta. Analyst Blair believes that if the firm sees the demand in its first wearable gadget, it could turn up the production limit to around 20 to 25 million units.
Apple Watch will be priced at $349 onwards, but no further pricing details were announced. However, Apple analyst John Gruber estimates the Watch Edition to retail for $1,999 onwards and Apple Watch with stainless steel and sapphire glass to be priced starting from $999.