Apple hopes that customers will love its latest venture as much as they love the rest of its products. The company has preordered between five million and six million units of its three new Apple Watch models before the watch's release in April.
The Apple Watch Sport, which will start at $349, is expected to account for half of Apple Watch production, and the mid-tier Apple Watch will account for a third of production. The rest of the orders will be the Apple Watch Edition, a high-end option that features 18-karat gold.
The Wall Street Journal notes that the Apple Watch Edition is "expected to be among the most expensive products the company has ever sold" and will likely cost more than the $4,000 Mac Pro computer.
If you've got especially hairy arms or dry skin, though, you might want to test out the Apple Watch before ordering one — insiders told the Journal that the company shelved one of the watch's health sensors because it didn't produce reliable readings against hairy or dry skin. Meghan DeMaria