Quanta vice chairman addresses Apple Watch rumors, says labor shortages caused production delay

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Date: Friday, May 15th, 2015, 08:28
Category: Apple Watch, Hardware, News, Wearables


This is where things get snippy.

Although never mentioning the Apple Watch by name, Quanta vice chairman CC Leung said that the lack of a sufficient work force has caused delays in Apple Watch production. Due to labor shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays, Quanta was forced to borrow manpower from other manufacturers and was only able to deliver limited shipments in the first quarter. However, Quanta already has sufficient capacity to manufacture all the orders and should see a giant contribution from its wearable device business in the second quarter.

Leung noted that the wearable device is unlike the smartwatches it produced before and has a lot of functions in it and its client is satisfied with the product.

At present, Apple is backlogged on Apple Watch preorders with many customers being told their units will ship in June.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via DigiTimes

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