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We’ll have few iWatch at first because of the sapphire shortage

We continue with the rumors related to the iWatch… now the Asian analysts of KGI Securities suggest that although the iWatch will finally arrive in 2014, it will be available in small quantities for the rest of the year , and only three million devices will reach the stores.

Although previous predictions spoke of between 5 and 10 million watches by the end of 2014, it seems that we will have to settle for only three million , which since it is a completely new product may not be so few. Remember that in the first months of life of the first generation iPhone, only a few million were sold.

We’ll have few iWatch at first because of the sapphire shortage
We’ll have few iWatch at first because of the sapphire shortage

The problem of producing more units would not be related to the fact that the assembly factories do not give more of themselves, but for the supplies of sapphire, which are smaller than what Apple needs . And this is counting on the sapphire plant that Apple has in the United States.

Another option is that Apple decided to launch only the top-of-the-range model with sapphire glass, in order to mount Gorilla Glass in the most economical ones, and to be able to satisfy the demand . We must remember that production of the iPad has not yet begun, and was delayed until the last quarter of the year.

The launch of iWatch is scheduled for October, and will be followed by the start of mass production in China; all this to prevent information from leaking out prematurely , as has been the case for years with the iPhone and iPad. So let’s not wait for Avaliable today after Tim Cook introduces it to us, but let’s wait a few months, and hopefully it will arrive just in time for the Christmas season.