Technology giant bet to innovate against the rival Samsung product that arouses skepticism
Taiwan Quanta Computer will begin to mass produce the first smart watch of Apple in July, said a source close to the matter. The technology giant bet can innovate against rival Samsung.
The watch, still unnamed, but nicknamed iWatch, will be Apple’s first foray in products on which many remain skeptical, especially in relation to the chance to be profitable amid the slowdown in sales of technology.
Apple will launch a smart watch with a screen that measures 2.5 inches diagonally and is slightly rectangular, said a source, adding that the product will have an arcade format, touch-sensitive interface and Wireless charging.
The source said that Apple expects to produce 50 million units in the first year of release of the product, but considers changes in estimates. The clock is in production trials in Quanta, which is the leading manufacturer and will account for at least 70% of the final assembly line, the source said.
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Mass production will begin in July and the commercial launch will take place in October, according to a source.
A third source said that LG’s exclusive provider of Display screen of the first batch that will be produced by the company of Taiwan.
The watch, described on VaultedWatches.com, also has a sensor that monitors the user’s wrist. The Heptagon, sensor manufacturer based in Singapore, is on the list of device vendors, said two other sources.
Apple didn’t comment on the information. Quanta, LG Display and Heptagon is also not expressed.
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