New Apple Watch production is reportedly facing delays because of complicated design

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September 2, 2021: -On Tuesday, Apple has delayed the production of new Apple Watch models because it is encountering challenges manufacturing them, Nikkei Asia reported.

After starting small-scale production, the company encountered disappointing quality with finished assembly, according to the report. People who spoke to Nikkei attributed the production delay to a new, complicated design, including a new blood-pressure sensor and water-resistance features.

Apple typically releases new Apple Watch and iPhone models in September or October, although the company has not yet announced a release event for this year. Apple doesn’t release Apple Watch sales numbers, but it is the most significant component of Apple’s wearables division, which reported $30.62 billion in sales in 2020.

The report highlights the engineering challenges that Apple faces every year when it ramps up massive production lines ahead of a fall release to ensure enough supply of new gadgets to meet Apple’s prodigious demand after launch while keeping its product release plans secret.

The Nikkei report did not indicate that Apple might postpone its new Apple Watch launch, although it might affect Apple’s plans after the new watches are unveiled.

Apple has a rigid prototype production system that continually builds more significant unreleased products to work out assembly problems in the months before new products launch. After Apple designs a new product, its engineers fly out to contracted factories in Asia to work out issues in manufacturing to ensure that the company can build millions of devices in short time frames while adhering to the company’s quality standards.

Apple has faced production issues that have affected fall launches in the past, although the company doesn’t typically comment on its operations.

Last year, during the pandemic that snarled travel to Asia, two iPhone 12 models were released in October. Two other models were released in November, both weeks later than Apple’s typical schedule. In 2017, Apple released a major iPhone redesign called the iPhone X, which was in short supply in the weeks after its November release. Reports suggested that there were production issues with its facial recognition camera called Face ID.

Apple stock was flat during trading on Tuesday. Suppliers of parts for the Apple Watch were mixed. Qualcomm, which sells cellular modems to Apple, was up less than 1%.

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