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Apple’s iWatch reportedly enters production ahead of fall release

Published Apr 29th, 2014 2:20PM EDT
Apple iWatch Release Date Fall 2014

It looks like Apple’s iWatch is good to go. G4Games has translated an article in China Times claiming that Apple’s suppliers have already started producing Apple’s first wearable computer in limited quantities ahead of its release in the fall of 2014. China Times’ sources say that manufacturers will ship out between 2 million to 3 million iWatches in the second quarter this year ahead of the fall launch, a number that will swell to between 14 million to 15 million units by the end of the third quarter. That’s a lot of iWatches, so if China Times’ report is accurate it sounds like Apple is very confident that it’s going to sell a lot of wearable computers this fall.

Several companies have tried to get out ahead of Apple in the wearable computer market over the last year, including Samsung, which released its first Galaxy Gear smartwatch to middling reviews last fall. In addition to the iWatch, Apple will likely release a completely redesigned iPhone 6 in the fall that will feature a 4.7-inch display and a curvier frame. The company is also expected to release an updated version of its iPad Air and iPad mini tablets this fall, although neither of those products are predicted to get the same major redesign as the iPhone.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.