Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a note this morning admitting that Apple is facing manufacturing problems as it ramps up production of the new Apple Watch, which is due to be unveiled at Apple’s September 14 event on Tuesday.
However, according to Kuo, Apple and its suppliers have already overcome these challenges, and mass production will begin soon. The analyst expects the new Watch line to be released at the end of September.
As in the past, Kuo claims the Series 7’s main feature will be a “design overhaul” as Apple prepares an iPhone 12-style watch with flat sides and “square” edges.
The size of the displays is expected to increase markedly and the bezel surrounding the screen will be reduced compared to current models. Free News has already reported that the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 will have 16% more pixels than the current 44mm model they are replacing.
Kuo points out that the early manufacturing problems were mainly caused by a new approach to display assembly. Along with the exterior design changes, Apple is also using many new manufacturing processes for its internal components.