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Apple asks Asian suppliers to assemble upto 6 million units of Watch

Taiwan-based Quanta Computer is the main assembler of the Apple Watch, which is expected to be launched in April 2015.

Anya George Tharakan   Bengaluru     Last Updated: February 18, 2015  | 10:42 IST
Apple orders upto 6 million units of Apple Watch
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Apple, the US-based technology major, has asked its Asian suppliers to make 5-6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first-quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Taiwan-based Quanta Computer is the main assembler of the Apple Watch, which is expected to be launched in April 2015.

The entry-level Apple Watch Sport model accounts for half of the production order, while the mid-tiered model of the smartwatch will count for one-third, a source told the WSJ.

Apple Watch Edition, the high-end model with 18-karat gold casing, is expected to have relatively small orders in the first quarter but Apple plans to produce more than 1 million units per month in the second quarter, the Journal reported, citing the source.

Apple could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reuters)

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