The Apple Watch will enter mass production in January, earlier than originally scheduled, after problems with component yield rates were solved. That’s according to a new report from United Daily News in Taiwan.
If true, it could mean Apple is on target for a February 14th release. Valentine’s Day has continued to be cited in reports as the smart watch’s release date, although Apple officially maintains the wearable will be out at an unspecified time in early 2015.
Quanta, the company producing the Apple Watch, apparently solved the yield problems by hiring an additional 8,000 workers. Word is its workforce will swell to a total of 30,000 next year in order to complete orders of the watch. 24 million are expected to be sold in 2015, according to the same source.
The Apple Watch has already garnered huge critical acclaim, despite the fact it has only been seen fleetingly by media, with developers only recently getting the tools to build apps for it. It was one of Time magazine’s 25 top inventions of 2014, despite rival smart watches already being on the market.
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