Apple will announce its new Apple Watch Series 7 next week, but delay the launch to late September.
The company has been suffering from production issues for the new model, but it now appears that these issues have been fixed – with Apple set to begin mass-producing the new model in the middle of September for a late-September launch, according to a research note from Ming-Chi Kuo.
Manufacturers had been struggling with the side panel of the new Apple Watch Series 7, which will sport a new flat-edge design that’s similar to the iPhone 12 and iMac 2021. It’s thought that this new display panel uses contact design rather than the previous cable design, requiring a low injection pressure overmolding process.
However, the issue has now been resolved, meaning mass production can begin on the device from this month.
Apple is also switching to a new OLED production line to improve efficiency on the device, and though there had been reliability issues, these have now been resolved and mass shipments will begin from late September.
It had previously been suggested that the new Apple Watch would be sold in limited quantities at launch, but this new information suggests that the model will roll out as planned – albeit a couple of weeks later than scheduled.
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