The device is expected to launch in February, and the rumors come via Apple's east Asian chip manufacturers.
30 million for an unproven product is certainly a big figure, and rival Android Wear devices have struggled to reach the millions even after months of release meaning Apple appears to be very, very confident.
For the Apple Watch, the company is using a new system-in-package (SiP) chip called the "S1." The S1 is a custom silicon chip "that stacks and integrates multiple subsystems into an area small enough to fit within a wristwatch's small footprint." Jony Ive has said the S1 is "is entirely encapsulated in resin for superior protection against the elements" but little else is known about the SiP.
See our featurette on the wearable device here: What is the Apple Watch all about?
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Nov 2014 12:45