Apple Seeks Second Manufacturer for Apple Watch, Sales Expected to Surpass 10 Million in 2015

Apple Seeks Second Manufacturer for Apple Watch, Sales Expected to Surpass 10 Million in 2015

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Apple is looking to find a second manufacturer for the Apple Watch, reports DigiTimes.

The company is said to have placed orders for four million Apple Watches for the holiday quarter. Sales are expected to surpass ten million units in 2015 and there are plans to release a second generation device in 2016.

Apple is currently talking to Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to seek another manufacturer aside from Quanta Computer, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report. Apple originally planned to place orders for six million Apple Watches for the fourth quarter, but has reduced the volume since demand for the device is not as strong as expected, the paper noted.

Quanta is said to have heavily invested in equipment needed to manufacturer the Apple Watch; however, its profit return has been weaker than expected. This is said to be concerning to other manufacturers who have been approached by Apple.

The second generation device will reportedly launch after the second quarter of 2016.

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Apple Seeks Second Manufacturer for Apple Watch, Sales Expected to Surpass 10 Million in 2015
Justabrake - November 19, 2015 at 2:50pm
They look alright a little small for my fingers if you didn't need your iPhone with you I'd say OK, but it doesn't, But it does to little to justify a price tag like that !
Nat - November 19, 2015 at 8:54pm
I completely agree except for me, I never need my iPhone around.
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