Apple’s newest smartwatch manufacturing has been delayed due to its sophisticated design, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday, citing individuals acquainted with the matter.
Production of the smartwatch has been briefly suspended because the iPhone maker and its suppliers attempt to kind out the problems and certify the designs earlier than going into mass manufacturing, in accordance to the report.
The firm was scheduled to unveil the smartwatch together with the newest iPhone fashions within the coming weeks, however the challenges may have an effect on its cargo plans following the disclosing, the report mentioned.
Apple declined to remark.
As per a current Counterpoint report, Apple Watch has remained a pacesetter by way of international smartwatch shipments in Q2 2021 and its lively person base has now surpassed the 100 million mark.
Counterpoint mentioned that Apple maintained its lead by way of shipments, however its market share declined to 28 % within the second quarter from 30.1 % reported in the identical quarter final 12 months. One of the important thing causes mentioned to be behind the decline was the “intensifying competition” created by Chinese and Indian manufacturers in the previous couple of months.
Despite the slight dip in market share, Apple Watch has managed to develop its person base to over 100 million for the primary time. Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE have been additionally reportedly the top-selling smartwatches globally within the second quarter, adopted by the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, Apple Watch Series 3, and Imoo Z6-4G.