Apple Watch Series 2 saw a significant boost in sales for Q4 2016, and with that, the talks about a possible successor have begun. According to a recent report coming out of Taiwan, Apple Watch 3 production is in full swing, with sales commencing in September after an Autumn launch.
There was uncertainty looming around the future of Apple Watch products, but the latest IDC numbers have confirmed that the Cupertino giant is pretty much in the game of wearables. Apple gained a significant market share of wearable in the last quarter of 2016, thanks to the decline of Fitbit products.
Going by Apple standards, the Watch Series have had a poor run until now. But, Tim Cook refuted the claims in various interviews. Anyhow, Apple does see a future in wearables and will continue to make the push with Apple Watch Series 3.
As reported by Taiwan-based DigiTimes, the manufacturing of the screen has already started for a second half shipping. The latest smartwatch from Apple will have the glass film touchscreen, opposed to the touch-on-lens screen used in the Series 2. An earlier report from a Chinese Economic Daily News website revealed that Qanta, a Taiwan-based company, will remain in charge as far as the watch assembling is concerned.
Apple Watch 3 is rumored to go on sale in September, just like the predecessor. There might be an “S” variant with more storage possibly 4 or 8 GB, as reported by PC Advisor. As far as the design is concerned, the Watch 3 won’t offer anything new. There will be improvements to battery life along with a micro-LED screen to add more days between charges.
There have been watch-related patents too leaked recently. For example, Apple filed for a patent with a modular watch strap acting as a power bank, a selfie camera, and a magnetic wristband. Still, nothing official has come out from Apple office.
Let’s hope Apple can nail the smartwatch concept this time around.