Apple iWatch could see the light of the day sometime in September. The rumor isn’t derived from any analysts’ predictions, but three Chinese manufacturers with expertise in flexible circuits have claimed the delivery of preliminary sample components of the smartwatch.
DigiTimes has reported that Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technology have delivered initial gears for the production of iWatch. The mass production of the wearable should be announced shortly, for the launch in the third quarter, probably in September.
According to report, the trio will seek funds to expand their resources so as to fulfill the circuitry demand by Apple. It’s estimated that the production will be at a peak during the summer and will continue unabated throughout the course of 2015.
Zhen Ding has been one of the leading suppliers of flexible circuits and has plans to invest about $100 million to meet the orders of the iWatch, the iPad and the iPhone 6 with a larger display. While Flexium Interconnect has already shelled out $50 to $66 million for the same purpose, and Career has already allocated around $33 million.
The report also comes altogether with another rumor suggesting the Apple iWatch will be manufactured by Quanta Computers, which is already in contract with aforementioned suppliers.
The smartwatch is expected to feature one special bio-metric chip for heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, hydration level and UV measurements. On the design front, it may have sapphire display, currently in production in the plants of GT Advanced, Austin. However, the software features and pricing details are still a mystery.