Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch will enter mass production in Q2 of 2016, Quanta cited as sole manufacturer
Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, 08:31
Category: Apple Watch, Rumor
The source has a mixed track record, but the rumor is pretty interesting.
A new rumor has it that the second-generation Apple Watch will go into mass production in the second quarter of 2016, with Quanta Computer remaining as the sole manufacturer.
Apple had apparently considered placing some orders with Foxconn, its main manufacturing partner, but volumes aren’t expected to be that high according to supply chain sources. Both Quanta and Foxconn refused to comment on the matter.
It’s been suggested that Apple has scaled down its 2016 shipment forecast for the Watch, owing to weaker-than-expected performance in 2015, even though the device may control over 50 percent of the smartwatch market. Apple has not released official sales figures, and research estimates have sometimes varied wildly.
Apple is expected to host a press event in March at which the Watch will play a part, but only in terms of new bands, and partnerships with firms beyond Hermes.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.