Apple agreed to supply all the parts for the “smart” iWatch hours and placed an order for the production of flexible printed circuit boards for the device , according to DigiTimes. New products scheduled for release in September this year.
According to the source , Apple places orders for mass production of flexible printed circuit boards in three contract manufacturers Zhen Ding Technology, Flexium Interconnect, Holding and Career Technology. Each company will need to invest in expanding their own production capacity , says Taiwanese business edition . Zhen Ding investment will be $ 100 million , Flexium – from $ 50 to $ 66 million , Career – $ 33 million, started selling the Apple plans fall.
On the eve of the Chinese edition of Economic Daily News reported that the Californian giant placed an order for 65 million assembly iWatch in Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta Computer. This is the amount that the manufacturer should be released in the first year. Such lengthy order says that Apple has no doubt in the market success of the new gadget.
In manufacturing iWatch will participate and other partners Apple, including the company TPK, which will develop touch screens . In turn, the processors ‘smart’ hours will supply Samsung – one of the main competitors of the American corporation . In negotiations with Apple also participated contract manufacturers Foxconn and Inventec, but the company chose to enter into an exclusive agreement with Quanta .
Assumptions about the release of the Apple device to be worn on the wrist instead of wristwatches are circulating on the web the last few years . According to rumors , iWatch will be equipped with sensors that measure heart rate and blood pressure , in addition to other parameters of the body.