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Production of Apple iWatch has reportedly started

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Production of Apple iWatch has reportedly started
A report from China cites the country's supply chain as the source of a story, saying that Apple has started production of the long-awaited Apple iWatch. The report also states that instead of using Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) to build the timepiece, Apple will employ System-in-Package modules (SiP) instead. These modules are made up of integrated circuits, all wrapped up together in a single package.

Using SiP modules, the manufacturer can use up less space when installing internal hardware. The downside to using SiPs is that if one part of the module is bad, the entire module has to be replaced, keeping production yields lower than they could have been otherwise. According to Tuesday's report, the modules are being supplied for the iWatch by Kinsus Interconnect Technology Corp, NanyaPCB and ASE Group.

These supply chain sources believe that Apple will ship 2.5 million to 3 million units of the iWatch during the second quarter. Production is expected to leap to 14 million to 15 million units for the third quarter. Some predict that Apple will be able to ship as many as 65 million units of the wearable device for all of 2014.

We could see the Apple iWatch get unveiled at WWDC in June, along with iOS 8. The actual release of the watch could take place in September, around the time that the next iteration of the Apple iPhone is launched.

Thanks for the tip!

source: ChinaTimes (translated) via GforGames

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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:19 2

1. BCMWorld (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Let them come and play catch up...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:34 6

2. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


well I am no apple fan BUT iGuarantee it mops the floor with all the current offerings except for the Moto 360. Apple doesn't put out junk, gear and gear 2 I would say on looks alone, hideous. Moto 360 beautiful, iWatch will probably NOT disappoint in the looks dept and if it has some ADVANCED health trackers I might even buy a apple product for the first time ever!

You guys think iHate on apple for no reasons, iHave my reasons and generally do because nothing they have ever made was interesting to me, generally over-priced for less and the iClones really piss me off. iWatch might change this, about owning a product, not on iFollowers and generally average products with cult like followings for more money and less features lol

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:41

16. Finalflash (Posts: 2725; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


No offence but I think the iFans hate you probably because you keep iDiotically putting an 'i' before things you do not need to.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:04

17. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


hmm, iReally don't see your POiNT. iDo what AGAiN?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:34 7

3. Finalflash (Posts: 2725; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


There isn't anything to catch up to, the current crop of smart watches aren't that great. The ones coming out show promise but aren't really revolutionary. I don't expect much from Apple either seeing as they are focusing on health monitoring.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:36

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:40 4

5. nctx77 (Posts: 1645; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I agree with all the other comments. Nothing on the market is great. The moto 360 is not even out. The iwatch actually might beat it to market.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:00 4

6. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


the iwatch might not exist :O

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:05

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And let them sue someone else again. not to mention their over price tag

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:28

14. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


supply and demand

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:12

7. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Cut those numbers sold in half if Moto and LG beat this to market.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:30

8. nctx77 (Posts: 1645; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The 360 would have to be compatible with ios devices for that to happen.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:50

10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


vise versa apple needs to make open if it wants to play in the big world with wear tech, i think it will be nice looking if they do use sip mods but i also think it will be around 400 to 500 and thats a no buy for anyone.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:45

18. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Not really Android has more market share than ios. So it's Iwatch that needs to be compatible with Android to compete.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:43

9. jbjr43 (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


First $500 gets it...LOL

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 13:00

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 3712; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I believe that Android Wear devices are compatible with all Android phones running above a specific version of the OS. That being said, the Moto 360,and the LG G Watch will have a significantly larger market than that of the iPhone. Take into account the fact they will be the first Android Wear devices to market, I assume they'll sell well and set the standard going forward.

Also, recent rumors stated that the iWatch didn't even exist. Not to say one is more correct than the other... it's just that nothing about the device is absolute at this point, not even its existence.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 13:41 1

12. tedkord (Posts: 9892; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


All of these iWatch concepts are either really ugly or look like a clone of the 360. Apple might have painted itself into a corner. It'll be interesting to see what the actually come up with (if anything).

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:31 1

15. GoBears (Posts: 448; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


They could glue a dog turd on a rubber band and their faithful will buy it.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 19:18

19. Topcat488 (Posts: 1392; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I'm hearing more "REPORTED" rumors in production!!! They've apparently stopped working on iMaps, delayed iPhablets, iWatch is a "?", and iEtc, etc,etc... For a company that only puts out until last year 1 iphone Flagship, the lunch break is over, get to work.

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