Apple Watch Series 3 on track to launch this fall

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It will deliver a big boost to one Apple supplier.
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Apple Watch Series 3 is on track to launch this fall, with shipments expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Apple partner Quanta Computer will enjoy a successful end to 2017 as a result, with revenues already up as a result of increased demand for notebooks and servers.

Apple Watch Series 3 could be the most significant refresh yet, with recent rumors promising cellular connectivity that will allow you to use apps and receive notifications without being tethered to your iPhone over Bluetooth.

According to analysts at Canalys, the device will help deliver a boost in wearables sales at the end of this year, with shipments expected to reach 12 million units. It will also provide a big boost to Apple suppliers like Quanta Computer, which has been tasked with assembling the device.

“With the notebook market entering the traditional peak season, its server shipments expected to enjoy growth and the next-generation Apple Watch set to begin shipments in the fourth quarter, some market watchers expect Quanta’s financial performances to gradually pick up in the second half of 2017,” reports Digitimes.

If shipments begin in the fourth quarter, that means Apple Watch Series 3 is likely on track to make its debut this fall. The device will probably be unveiled alongside Apple’s new iPhone lineup in September before going on sale around a fortnight later.

Obviously Quanta isn’t the only Apple partner that is enjoying a boost as a result of the company’s new products. The likes of Foxconn, Compal Electronics, and TPK Holdings are all seeing increased revenue as Apple ramps up production for its latest devices.