Mass production of Apple Watch components was said to be on track for the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the rumour mill. Not so fast, says a source cited by Apple Daily (via GforGames), as the company has yet to fine tune the details. By the way, this corroborates a report from early September claiming that Apple had stopped the manufacturing process of the Apple Watch.
What’s interesting, though, is that Apple will opt for a single manufacturing partner, and that is Quanta. This apparently contradicts a report from August claiming that Apple had tapped both Quanta and Inventec to manufacture the Apple Watch, according to an analyst speaking with the Economic Times. By the way, his claims were in line with previous reports stating the same thing.
You may recall that there were contradictory reports in regard to the Apple Watch manufacturing process, but there was a hint by TPK’s forecast for the fourth quarter of 2014: The company projected its peak production for that period, and analysts strongly suggested this was due to the Apple wearable device.
Now Apple Daily’s sources say the company will hold off mass producing the device until January 2015. The device will launch in early 2015, so it makes sense to mass produce it ahead of its release.