Apple’s suppliers in Asia are already taking pre-orders for accessories for the second generation Apple Watch. It is reported by DigiTimes citing reliable sources in the industry.
The main manufacturing partners of the Apple Watch edition called Samsung, Quanta Computer, Semiconductor Engineering, Amkor Technology, Amkor Technology, JCET and Kinsus Interconnect Technology. Start of production lines is likely to be carried out during the summer as a possible date for the announcement of new products called September 2016.
It is noted that Apple is satisfied with the work of their partners. Such a conclusion can be drawn looking at the approved list of suppliers of components for Apple Watch 2 is almost identical to that of last year.
The orders for the Assembly of platforms SiP (System-in-Package) for Apple Watch won several companies, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Taiwan, which got the major share, and Amkor Technology. The company with headquarters in Singapore, STATS ChipPAC, purchased Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET) at the beginning of last year, also received the necessary certification from Apple for chip production plant in South Korea.
It is known that JCET controls more than half of the market of manufacture of chips. The main question is what is the purpose of Apple has asked for delivery of such a major manufacturer. This partnership means that in Cupertino are hatching big plans for SiP modules. The company Kinsus Interconnect Technology will deliver silicon substrate to chips, and Samsung will be responsible for the delivery of CPU, memory DRAM, flash memory and other components for the device.
Earlier it became known that the assembler of the Apple Watch 2 will remain Quanta Computer. A trial batch of the company issued in January and in the Apple she was satisfied.
Previously to the publication CNET, citing leading Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian white has published some technical details on the new items. According to reports, the second generation Apple Watch will not differ in design from the original model will get improvements on hardware parts. In 2017 Apple is going to show the model in a new form factor, which would be 40% thinner, but retain the necessary battery life and will become more independent from smartphones.