THE APPLE WATCH could be in short supply when it goes on sale next month, after Apple experienced a defect-free rate of just 30 percent.
That's according to Gisforgames, which reports that Quanta, the company putting together the Apple Watch, is seeing a defect rate of over 70 percent.
Quanta has reportedly enlisted the help of 3,000 workers from Foxconn to solve the manufacturing problems and improve the yield rate.
It's unclear what is causing the Apple Watch units to be deemed unfit for sale, and neither company has yet commented on the rumours.
However, we'd advise taking the speculation with a pinch of salt, as a report from Taiwan in December claimed that the Apple Watch problems had been resolved and that three to five million will be available at launch.
Apple will also hope that the rumours are false, as analysts predict that the firm will shift 20 million smartwatches in 2015 alone, stock permitting.
Ben Wood, chief of research at CSS Insight, said: "We predict that 20 million Apple Watches will be sold by the end of 2015. This is based on assessing the addressable market of compatible iPhones and analysing initial iPad sales.
"We believe the iPad had similar characteristics to Apple Watch as it is a non-subsidised device which consumers bought without a clear understanding of exactly why they needed it.
"Apple will be hoping that consumers will 'grow into’ the Apple Watch in the same way that iPad owners did.
Check out our Apple Watch release date, price and specs roundup. µ
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