Report: iWatch components being shipped for validation ahead of September launch

iWatch FuelBandComponents for Apple’s oft-rumored iWatch are reportedly being shipped to Apple for validation, according to DigiTimes. The publication also predicts a September unveiling of the wearable device citing industry sources.

According to the report, Apple parts suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology have each already delivered circuit board samples for Apple’s iWatch.

Flexible PCB suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation, according to industry sources.

Apple is expected to unveil the iWatch wearable devices in September, the sources indicated.

Zhen Ding is currently the largest FPCB supplier for Apple and plans to invest over US$100 million to further ramp up its production capacity in 2014 due in part to increasing FPCB demand from Apple for production of its large-size iPhones and iPad products, said the sources

As with all rumors of this kind, the predictions should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially given DigiTimes’ spotty track record. However, if this latest report is true, it could be a very expensive end to the year for Apple fans with an iWatch, two new iPhones and likely iPad updates all on the horizon.

Source: DigiTimes via PocketNow

 

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