Apple is receiving so many orders for the new Apple Watch that it’s forced to activate another production line

Apple is receiving so many orders for the new Apple Watch that it’s forced to activate another production line
The Apple Watch Series 4 stole the show on September 12th, when Apple announced it alongside the three new iPhones. The bigger display and new features make it the preferred companion for millions of wrists. Sales of the new smartwatch have been above the experts’ expectations, but it seems that even Apple was caught off guard by the demand.

According to industry sources, Quanta Computer, the company responsible for the Apple Watch Series 4 orders, has already maxed out the capacity of its factory in Changshu, China. The company is assembling the smartwatches as fast as it can, but Apple thinks that won’t be enough.

To help in this “dire” situation, Apple is reaching out to Compal Electronics. Compal is Apple’s supplier for the Series 3 smartwatches, but soon it will have the privilege to assemble the latest Apple Watch as well. Despite the design similarities, making a completely different product is no easy task, so mass production at Compal’s facilities is expected to start in November this year.

While that won’t make your preordered Apple Watch come any faster, it will give Apple some breathing room for the upcoming holiday season, when thousands of Apple Watches are destined to find themselves festively wrapped.

Market specialists predict that Apple will ship around 18.5 million Apple Watches in 2018, which will likely give it an even larger market share than the current 35% the company is enjoying.

source: DigiTimes

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30 Comments

1. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I'm little bit surprised, i still don't have one. Just can't see why would i buy it, well maybe i just should give it a change like i did for iPad.

23. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

In my opinion, it is the best smartwatch out there. I had the Gear S3 Frontier, and I prefer my series 3.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ditto

2. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

While I think the design is best suited for a child, I give kudos to Apple for making a phenomenal smart watch at this point. The original was a mess but once they adapted a better doc style interface from the competition and improved their fitness tracking they have a winning product. Now if only they would focus on decent battery life (and improve the design) it would be perfect.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So coz it's not round like traditional watches it's childish? How about you buy a round phone next time too.

13. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Most of the Apple watch faces are round. Go figure for a so called watch?

16. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yes it looks like a toy. Sorry. Not sure what a watch has to do with a phone...

20. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

His butthurt is real, cut him some slack.

24. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Round smart watches are for old people.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Or for people in general, that want a round smart watch.

4. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Haha! You just got Schooled Kiddo!

17. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

?????

7. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Design wise it's unisex, it's very difficult to design clock which suits for both, especially for woman taste. That's one reason why Apple is selling so much more than others who does mostly manly smartwatches, they are losing big markets. Apple got this from the start.

12. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Then get a fitness tracker instead so you can enjoy your rounded watch. Displaying infos in a rounded watch is nuts. You better ask Sammy to provide you with rounded TV’s too. Idiot!

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What does a watch have to do with a tv? I know your are on the spectrum but you may be creating new lows here...

5. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It’s gonna be mine soon!!

9. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Anyone use a case on yours? I normally end up banging my watch into something.

11. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

The Space Grey stainless steel model hides the scratches and bumps pretty well. I've got a Series 3 Space Grey and can't see any nicks or scratches on it even though I have bumped and scraped it a few times.

14. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Yes! Using a case protector for the Apple watch just makes so much sense! And they have clear ones, too.

18. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The wife uses large cases (Lunatik Epik) on her original watch but she prefers massive watches. Looks silly on her tiny wrist imo but she likes it. Don't see anything comparable for series 4 yet though.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The best freaking watch of all time

19. surethom

Posts: 1588; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Is your name Donald Trump lol.

21. gamehead unregistered

I criticize Apple a lot for their phones, but their watches are nice.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can honestly say, it’s the best watch I’ve owned so far. Needs 3 more features to be perfect for me (fitness logs viewable from the watch, erase individual texts from a persons folder, and 3 full day battery life). I love it as is, but those 3 simply nail it.

27. Vokilam

Posts: 1033; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Well s**t, all these positive reviews, now I want one... but afraid to pay up, planning on going back to Samsung next year.

28. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Galaxy watch is your friend then... You can use it on both platforms and in my opinion is better than the apple watch

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sold my Galaxy Watch, cause after one update started draining the battery, I exchanged it. The new unit got the same update, I held off on installing it for 3 weeks. I finally installed the update, and boom...bad battery drain. The pedometer started sticking, the heart rate widget no longer worked, but in S-Health the monitor worked, and it lagged like crazy. As I said before, it’s a beautiful features packed POS.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your opinion is awful. Literally nobody thinks that the Gear is better than the iWatch, at least not anyone worth listening too.

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