Production of Apple iWatch has reportedly started
posted by Alan F. / Apr 29, 2014, 11:10 AM
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.
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source: ChinaTimes (translated) via GforGames
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Let them come and play catch up...
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 11:19 AM 2
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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 Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 AM 6
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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 Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 AM 7
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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 Apr 29, 2014, 11:40 AM 4
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Cut those numbers sold in half if Moto and LG beat this to market.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 12:12 PM 0
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The 360 would have to be compatible with ios devices for that to happen.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 12:30 PM 0
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 Apr 29, 2014, 12:50 PM 0
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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 Apr 29, 2014, 1:00 PM 0
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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 Apr 29, 2014, 1:41 PM 1
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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.
posted on Apr 29, 2014, 7:18 PM 0
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