‘Apple Watch Series 7’ mass-shipments to begin in late September, Kuo saysSeptember 10, 2021
Apple has remedied an “Apple Watch Series 7” manufacturing issue and partner suppliers are expected to start mass production of the next-generation wearable in mid-September, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a note to investors on Friday, Kuo said Apple has solved production issues that threatened to stunt wide availability of the company’s new flagship wearable, adding that volume shipments are expected to begin later this month.As previously reported, the hold-up was caused by complications with new designs and technologies, specifically those related to the device’s OLED panel. Apple is for the first time turning to an OLED G6 production line that can improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce panel cost, Kuo says. In addition, the panel module features a new contact cable design that uses a low injection pressure overmolding (LIPO) process that can enhance durability.
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