Apple has managed to overcome the production issues it is making to its unprecedented smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 7, and will now begin mass manufacturing the device in mid-September, according to a report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The news comes as Apple prepares for a major event on September 14 to which it is expected to present the same. The fall event will presumably focus on their latest iPhone models, with the new Apple Watch.
Late last month, Nikkei and Bloomberg reported that Apple had temporarily halted production of its latest smartwatch while it was fixing its problems.
The problems according to rumors circulating on the internet were related to the renewed design of the Series 7, which is said to consist of “a flatter screen and edges” than previous models. This same new design forced Apple to use new production processes that created some “reliability issues” in the first tests carried out.
Now, it seems, those issues appear to have been resolved, with Apple Watch Series 7 releases slated to begin in late September. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, however, although Apple is announcing the new watch next week, some of the models may be shipped “with delays or in small quantities”.
In addition to the flatter screen, the new smartwatch is expected to come with slightly larger cases at around 41 mm and 45 mm (40 mm and 44 mm currently), thus surpassing the larger screen from 1.78 to 1.9 inches diagonally. There are also rumors that the watches will have a faster processor and an updated wireless technology.