The report claims that the iWatch itself will be manufactured by Apple supplier Quanta Computer, with Richtek Technology and TPK supplying chips and sapphire touch panels, respectively. Meanwhile, the device’s processor is said to be developed by Apple, with chip production being outsourced to Samsung. In total, Apple is said to be targeting production of 65 million iWatch units by the end of 2014.
All fine and dandy, you might say, but don’t put aside your designer golden plated wristwatch aside just yet, as a rumor is a rumor and even if it is plausible that the Apple iWatch will accompany the new iPhone in September, in an attempt to shake the very foundations of the smart wearable gadgets world, we are still not sure whether these reports will turn true or not. Just as Jason O. Gilbert – a tech editor for Yahoo News warns, the Chinese newspaper doesn’t have any background in providing reliable Apple rumors, so everything should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.
The bottom line is that Apple has some powerful competitors to stand against, as both Google and Samsung announced their revolutionary smartwatches to come to life very soon. Apple’s leverage however is encompassed in the Healthbook app we have discussed about and presented last month, an app which is also rumored to accompany the iPhone and the iWatch. But there is still plenty of time until September, so time will tell if these reports are indeed true or not.