Over the past fiscal quarter, which ended October 30, Apple Watch Series 3 sales grew by almost 50%. In this regard, analysts predict that in the near future Apple will expand the chain of suppliers of components for smart watches.
Cumulative shipments Apple Watch are expected to reach 25 million in 2018. At the same time, the greatest interest in Apple Watch will be shown by buyers who have never had a smart watch (at least from Apple), and who do not want to update an older model to a top one.
При этом нынешние поставщики (в их число входят Quanta Computer, Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), Career Technology, Kinsus Interconnect Technology и E&R Engineering) получат более крупные заказы на компоненты для Apple Watch. ShunSin Technology (a division of Foxconn) is also expected to join the partnerships. According to insider information, they will be responsible for packaging Apple Watch starting next March.
The companies themselves, however, refused to talk about the volumes of supplies, and about their customers.