Second Apple Watch Series 4 supplier added to meet demand

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Customers sure love their new Apple Watch Series 4!
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The Apple Watch Series 4 may be the first “must have” generation of Apple’s wearable device, and manufacturer Quanta Computer is working to full capacity to make sure it reaches as many customers as possible.

According to a new report, Quanta Computer’s capacity for the new Apple Watch at its factory in Changshu, eastern China is already “fully loaded.” In an effort to deliver even more of the devices, Apple has recruited a second supplier — Compal Electronics — which will start mass production in November.

Apple doesn’t reveal sales figures for the Apple Watch. However, market watchers claim that it sold around 4.2 million Apple Watches worldwide in the second quarter of 2018. In all, the Apple Watch’s global shipments are estimated to hit 18 to 19.5 million units this year. Apple holds around 35 percent of the worldwide smartwatch shipments.

You can check out Cult of Mac’s review of the Apple Watch Series 4 — subtitled “So good it’ll make your heart race” — here. To find out if the new Apple Watch is available at your local Apple Store, you can also peruse our handy “how to” guide.

Do you plan to pick up one of Apple’s latest wearable devices? Do you already own an Apple Watch Series 4? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Digitimes