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Apple Watch sales fell below the projected level, the production of the new model will start in the second quarter

Mass production of Apple Watch 2 starts in the second quarter of 2016, reports DigiTimes citing informed sources in the supply chain. The only manufacturer of novelties will be the company Quanta Computer.

Referring to knowledgeable informants, the publication writes that the start of production of the Apple Watch 2 will begin in the second quarter, and the launch of new items will be held not earlier than autumn 2016. The watchmaker will be only one company Quanta Computer, whereas previously it was assumed that Apple may attract another partner. In recent times, there was talk that they might be Foxconn.

DigiTimes notes that the forecast for the supply of “smart” clock Apple for 2016, which was made by analysts of the company in the fourth quarter of 2015, was adjusted downward. Due to the reduction plans on volumes of supplies in Cupertino decided that the second partner does not need.

Official confirmation of this information, of course not – Apple like Foxconn and Quanta Computer, do not comment on such reports.

 

If you evaluate the entire market for smart watches, the Apple Watch are the leader, occupying more than 50% of the segment. While the nearest rival wearable devices on the platform Android Wear – finished last year with a result less than 10%.

The release of the second generation Apple Watch aims to increase sales of products with new functions. So, the device should appear front camera for FaceTime, the new Wi-Fi module to extend the capabilities of the gadget without connecting to iPhone, tracking phases of sleep, new sensors. All these technologies are now being tested at Apple and it is unknown which of them will be implemented in Apple Watch 2.

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