Supply chain sources recently reported that the new Apple Watch Series 7 was facing production delays due to its new and complicated design which might have pushed its launch to later this year. But tech analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the next generation smartwatch series will launch this month, in spite of production challenges.
Earlier, Nikkie Asia reported that during the small-scale production of the new smartwatch, all assemblers were facing issues in putting together the new components like blood pressure sensor in the redesigned Apple Watch Series 7 which has the same size as the predecessor Apple Watch Series 6. Production challenges forced Apple to halt its manufacturing to sort out the issues. Then DigiTimes reported that the new smartwatch series will go into mass production at the end of September. Based on these reports it was speculated that Apple might not launch it at ‘California streaming’ on September 14 to launch the next-generation iPhone series and other products.
Apple Watch Series 7 will be announced at September 14 ‘California streaming’ event
In his new note to investors, Kuo states that Apple and its suppliers have overcome production issues and mass production of the new series will begin soon. He predicts that the Series 7 will be unveiled at the California streaming event and will be available by late September.
According to Kuo, Apple has changed the watch’s design to iPhone 12 like a flat edge-to-edge display and the display was facing blinking panel and touch screen sensitivity issues during early production. He also acknowledged that Apple is introducing many new production processes for internal components.
It is also claimed that Apple has increased the display size by 1mm on both models of the smartwatch. The new series will come in 41mm and 45mm models and will come with multiple new watch faces to take advantage of the bigger screen, including an updated Infograph Modular face. It is also speculated that the older watch bands might not be compatible with the new series.