Apple Watch fans who have been waiting impatiently for their order may have received some good news today from Quanta vice chairman CC Leung, who reportedly said that while the company has struggled with “wearable device” production, capacity issues have been solved, and production is now fully up to speed.
Leung, via 9to5Mac:
Because of labor shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays, Quanta was forced to borrow manpower from other manufacturers and was only able to deliver limited shipments in the first quarter. However, Quanta already has sufficient capacity to manufacture all the orders and should see a giant contribution from its wearable device business in the second quarter.
While Leung didn’t mention the Apple Watch by name, this is most likely the “wearable device” he is referring to, as he noted the device in question is a wearable “unlike the smartwatches it produced before.”
The source for the report is DigiTimes, so take that into consideration, but reports this week indicate that the long-awaited Space Black stainless steel models of the Apple Watch are beginning to arrive, indicating production may finally be catching up with somewhat with demand.