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Apple diversifies to keep Apple Watch suppliers on their toes


Theater Mode finally makes its way to Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2 beta 1.
Apple Watch has a new supplier.
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Scoring Apple orders is a great thing if you’re a manufacturer, but don’t expect an easy ride!

The latest example of this is Quanta Computer, which up until now has been the chief supplier of the Apple Watch. However, according to a new report, Apple has decided to hand over 20-30 percent of Apple Watch orders as a way to”decrease Quanta’s price bargaining power.”

Apple Watch competition hots up with second supplier


Apple Watch
It will deliver a big boost to one Apple supplier.
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Apple has reportedly added a second Apple Watch supplier to its manufacturing chain.

Until now, Quanta Computer has been the only assembler of Apple’s wearable, but Compal Electronics is expected to begin shipping Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 units in the second half of 2017.