July 25, 2017 11:11 AM PDT
Since its inaugural debut in April 2015, the Apple Watch has been manufactured completely by Apple’s long-time Mac meeting companion, Quanta Pc. And so, given the businesses’ profitable historical past working collectively, a brand new report printed Tuesday by the Chinese language-language Financial Day by day Information (by way of DigiTimes) means that Apple will but once more fee Quanta to be the first producer of its upcoming wearable (more likely to be dubbed the Apple Watch Series 3), which the report goes on to assert will enter manufacturing someday through the second-half of this 12 months forward of a September, 2017 debut.
Apple Watch Series 3
Rumors in regards to the Apple Watch Series 3 have been trickling in for months now, with some suggesting that the system may feature a so-called modular design, whereby customers may apply a wide range of totally different equipment to the Watch’s band for most optimization to satisfy their wants. Moreover, the next-generation Apple Watch has been rumored to boast an all-new Micro-OLED display technology, superior health and diagnostic capabilities, and an total bump in CPU pace, battery life, and upgraded inner elements which might even embrace LTE connectivity. After all, these rumors are all preliminary till confirmed in any other case, so we extremely suggest taking them with a grain of salt till additional discover.
Success for Apple Watch Suppliers
The EDN report likewise alludes to an total optimism regarding Quanta’s anticipated income efficiency this 12 months, which is anticipated to be fueled by not solely the Apple Watch Series 3, but additionally the Taiwanese producer’s function in supplying different merchandise together with pocket book computer systems and servers.
“Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch,” the report says, whereas including that “Apple is reportedly planning to launch its third-generation Apple Watch in 2017 and the wearable is likely to help Quanta’s Apple Watch product line turn profitable.”
Curiously, the EDN report goes on to counsel that whereas Quanta is slated to satisfy the majority of next-generation Apple Watch orders, the Cupertino-company may additionally name upon Compal Electronics as a secondary Apple Watch provider this 12 months — nonetheless the producer gained’t be fulfilling any Apple Watch Series 3 orders, however will as a substitute deal with older fashions such because the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2. “Although Compal Electronics reportedly has joined the supply chain of the Apple Watch, the market watchers believe Apple is likely to let Compal mainly handle older-generation models,” the report added.
Thus far, nearly all of rumors regarding Apple’s product launch plans for this fall have targeted across the high-end iPhone 8 flagship and, to a lesser extent, its iPhone 7s and 7s Plus subordinates. Nevertheless the EDN report echoes earlier rumors that Apple will launch a revamped Apple Watch this fall, maybe even alongside the iPhone units at a particular media occasion this September. Such a transfer, after all, wouldn’t be out of the atypical. Apple made an analogous transfer final 12 months when it unveiled the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the Apple Watch Series 2 at a media occasion in early September.