The clock is ticking for Apple’s smartwatch. The tech titan has asked Asian suppliers to make upwards of 6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, refering to anonymous sources.
The generally substantial starting request — which far outpaces offers of other wearable gadgets from Samsung and Sony, among others — is a dangerous move for Apple.
The watch is the first new gadget grew exclusively under the stewardship of Apple CEO Tim Cook. In the event that its a failure, it will provide reason to feel ambiguous about his capacity to make items without Apple’s late visionary, Steve Jobs.
As of now the watch has demonstrated tricky for the organization, with insiders calling it a “dark gap” on the grounds that it sucked up so much time and vitality, the Journal provided details regarding Monday.
Apple wound up scrapping a few wellbeing related peculiarities, for example, the capacity to gauge pulse, heart action and anxiety levels, because of the multifaceted nature, the paper said.
The section level Sport model records for a large portion of the first-run request, while the mid-level, stainless steel model mean 33%, as indicated by Tuesday’s report.
Apple requested a little number of the top of the line model with 18-karat gold packaging in front of the April dispatch however plans to deliver more than 1 million units every month in the second quarter, the Journal repor