Apple Watch Series 3 coming in second half 2017, sources say

“Compal Electronics has reportedly entered the supply chain of Apple Watch and will begin shipping products in the second half of 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“Currently, Apple Watch orders are solely handled by Quanta Computer. The upcoming next-generation Apple Watch, which is scheduled to be released in the second half, will continue to be manufactured by the Taiwan-based ODM; however,” Lee and Tsai report, “production of the existing second-generation Apple Watch will be partially given to Compal.”

“Apple is estimated to have shipped 11.9 million Apple Watches in 2016,” Lee and Tsai report, “accounting for 49% of overall smartwatch shipments, according to research firm Canalys.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Bring. It. On!

While we’re loving our Apple Watch Nike+ units, we’ll certainly take whatever improvements Apple can deliver (especially if it involves cellular connectivity).


  1. I’m always fascinated at how people can say that nobody needs, and nobody will buy, a device that has already sold 20-odd million copies and dominates its market. That is substantially more sales that the “fabulously successful” Echo.

    It is the same phenomenon as people who kvetch about the iPad. If you need a truck, buy a truck. Don’t buy a car and then complain that it isn’t a truck. For most car buyers, a truck is an unnecessary expense. If only trucks were on the market, it would be a ripoff for most consumers.

    If an Apple Watch or iPad do not meet your needs, do not buy one. With that problem solved, you can go on to your real complaint that Apple does not make what you want. That might be a perfectly valid criticism, but has nothing to do with the inherent value of the Watch or iPad for their satisfied users.

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