Apple’s iWatch launch next month

Business Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying.

Taiwan’s Quanta will begin mass production of Apple’s first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal on
Friday also cited sources saying Quanta would manufacture the device.

One of the sources said on Thursday that Apple expects to ship 50 million units of the so-called iWatch within the first year of the product’s release, although these types of initial estimates can be subject to change.

The smartwatch will come with a slightly rectangular display that likely measures 2.5 inches diagonally, the source added. The watch-face will protrude slightly from the band, creating an arched shape, and feature a touch interface and wireless charging capabilities, according to the source.

Another source said that LG Display Co Ltd is the exclusive supplier of the screen for the gadget’s initial batch of production. Reuters

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