The Apple Watch could be headed for a February release, according to recent reports emanating from Taiwan.
But all Apple would say when it came to Apple Watch availability was that it would be coming in early 2015.
Now, a fresh report from the Taiwanese media – as highlighted by Chinese website Feng – puts a more specific date on that.
The Apple Watch will apparently hit shops in February. However, thanks to supply constraints of the sapphire glass display of most of the models – specifically the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition – the smartwatch will only launch in strictly limited numbers.
Of course, the Apple Watch Sport model will not feature a sapphire display, so there shouldn’t be the same availability issues for the entry-level model come February.
Component issues aren’t the only troubles Apple is facing in a bid to get the Apple Watch out. No working Apple Watch models have been spotted yet, reflecting the fact that Apple is still working on the Watch OS software and the glitzy smartwatch’s internal hardware.
In particular, it was notable that Apple didn’t supply any battery life estimates during the Apple Watch’s initial showing. It’s a sure sign that either the software or the internal components have been nailed down yet. Possibly neither.
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