iWatch Testing Has Reportedly Commenced
Sources speaking with Taiwan's Economic Daily News
report that testing has begun in earnest on Apple's forthcoming iWatch.
According to individuals in the know, Apple's intelligent touchscreen smartwatch is getting closer to mass production.
In fact, as of this writing, the company is chiefly concerned with reading the device's 1.5-inch OLED screen.
It is believed but not confirmed that longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will be in charge of the product's early production run. Sources in the Asian supply chain have similarly reported that Foxconn is involved but those claims could merely be speculative considering that Foxconn largely remains Apple's go-to manufacturing partner for almost every new mobile product launch or refresh.
In recent months, we've heard chatter that Apple has assigned dozens of its best and brightest engineers to build the ultimate smartwatch. With the WWDC just weeks away and a busy product refresh/launch cycle ahead, it isn't difficult to fathom that Apple is preparing the iWatch for inclusion in the upcoming batch of announcements.
According to a recently published consumer survey, as much as 20% of the population is already interested in the concept of Apple's iWatch (or a smartwatch in general). In other words, there's huge money waiting to be made in this market and Apple is probably in a hurry to open the floodgates of new revenue.