Quanta’s vice chairman has seemingly denied rumors that the Apple Watch has low yield rates, and that Apple was so upset about it that it’s considered outsourcing orders to other manufacturers.
In fact, according to him, Apple Watch production is no longer a problem “in both technology and quality,” despite a few hiccups early on in the production process.
While Quanta’s CC Leung didn’t specifically mention Apple by name, he did refer to a new feature-packed smartwatch product for a large company that is unlike any smartwatches it has produced before.
Due to labor shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays, Quanta was forced to borrow around 3,000 employees from other companies such as Foxconn. Whether it was a lack of workers or yield problems, the end result is that Quanta delivered less devices than it had promised in the first quarter of the year.
However, Leung says that problems have now been solved, and production is running as expected.
Although Apple Watch shipments have been catching up to demand, hopefully this means it won’t be too long before all orders are fulfilled. Or, looking further than that, that we’re not too far from being able to walk into a brick-and-mortar Apple Store to buy a Watch then and there.