Labor Shortages May Have Contributed to Slow Apple Watch Launch

Labor Shortages May Have Contributed to Slow Apple Watch Launch

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Labor shortages at Quanta Computer slowed the launch of the Apple Watch, according to DigiTimes.

Quanta Vice Chairman CC Leung reportedly comment on rumors that the Apple Watch had a poor yield rate and that Apple was considering the use of other manufacturers to assist in assembly of the smartwatch.

Leung said that the client's wearable device is no longer a challenge in terms of both technology and quality.

Because of 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.

Notably, Leung refused to identify the name of the client or its product.

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.

A recent report from the WSJ indicated that an issue with the taptic engine was to blame for the botched launch; however, it appears they may have been more issues at play.

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Labor Shortages May Have Contributed to Slow Apple Watch Launch

Blkjoker - May 17, 2015 at 4:55pm
It wouldn't be such a slow delivery if we made some of the watch is here too
Rameses - May 16, 2015 at 12:34pm
This is why I've been trying to bring back slavery
PaladinLV - May 16, 2015 at 1:56am
Just received from Apple for Grey Sport Watch Delivers: 22 Jun, 2015 - 29 Jun, 2015 by Standard Shipping
Shesha - May 16, 2015 at 1:12am
Guys check you the Apple Store, the 42mm Apple watch sport is available to ship in 5-7 weeks.
Tbird - May 15, 2015 at 4:39pm
O BS the high end ones are shipping better then the low end ones.