Thursday, November 19, 2015

Apple is looking for a second contract manufacturer for Apple Watch 2

Apple is looking for a second ODM-partner for the production of "smart" watches Apple Watch the second generation. This writes the Taiwanese resource DigiTimes citing sources in the chain of suppliers of the American corporation.

In the IV quarter of 2015. Apple has placed an order for the production of 4 million Apple Watch company Quanta. Thus, at the end of this year, total sales of electronic bracelets Apple will exceed 10 million. The source said that at the end of the year kupertinovtsy originally planned to order the Quanta 6 million hours, but then reduced the volume, as demand for the device was not as high as anticipated.

Apple keeps secret data on sales of Apple Watch, a market analysts vary quite strongly in the estimates. Thus, according to Canalys, for the April-September 2015 the company sold 7 million of these gadgets and Trip Choudhry of Global Equities Research put the figure at 7.6 million copies. At the same time a fresh report of the analytical agency TrendForce said that to date Apple Watch are the only smart clock, total deliveries which this year has already exceeded 10 million units.

In 2016, Apple is going to introduce an updated version of Apple Watch. It is known that the company is looking for a second industrial partner for the production of watches, in addition to Quanta. The source claims that the Californian giant is currently in talks on this matter with Taiwanese companies Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics.

Last week, the fact of the development of Apple Watch 2 confirmed Barry Lam, chairman of Quanta. Though a big surprise that statement and did not, in fact, he pointed out the expected time frame for the release of portable computer. According to a senior manager, the most impatient buyers can fasten Apple Watch 2 on his wrist at the end of the second quarter of 2016.

These terms are in line with previous expectations. It is possible that Apple may conduct another spring event similar to Spring Forward, which will focus on the new Apple Watch.

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