Quanta is reportedly set to enter trial production of the Apple Watch 2 by the end of this month, with a likely launch around April. That means we’d see the sequel wearable just a year after Apple introduced the product line.
If reports are correct, Apple is sticking with the same manufacturer that produced the first-generation Apple Watch. In a previous report, it was suggested that Apple may also call in the services of Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics — all companies it has previously worked with — to help build the follow-up smartwatch.
That Apple would stick with Quanta isn’t too much of a surprise given that Quanta chairman Barry Lam publicly commented that an Apple Watch 2 is very much in the works.
Previous rumors suggested the Apple Watch 2 will retain the same size, shape and resolution as its predecessor, but will feature a larger battery, added FaceTime camera and greater independence from the iPhone. Additional high-end models costing $1,000-plus are also supposedly in the pipeline.
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