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Apple seeks to increase yields of Apple Watch ahead of April 24 launch

By Kenny Yeo - on 18 Mar 2015, 9:34am

Apple seeks to increase yields of Apple Watch ahead of April 24 launch

According to analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company, Apple faces various yield and supply issues with regards to the production of its Apple Watch.

Although he did not specify what kind of yield issues Apple were suffering from, he mentioned that Apple were looking at tapping Foxconn as an additional production partner to boost yields. It is believed that Quanta Computer is currently the only production partner of the Apple Watch. Apple has announced that it will begin selling its Apple Watch on April 24, which means time is running out for them.

Arcuri also mentioned that his sources have told him that a "2.0 version" of the Apple Watch will be arriving later this year, though he did not specify if this meant completely new hardware or a software update. However, according to other analysts, it is more likely that we will see the Apple Watch being offered in more materials as part of this update. Other traditional watch materials that Apple could use for its Apple Watch include titanium, ceramic, white and platinum.

Source: AppleInsider