Quanta Reportedly Likely to Stop Assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 Due to Profit Concerns

Quanta Computer will likely stop taking assembly orders for the Apple Watch at some point in 2020 due to profit concerns, and may sell its manufacturing plant in Changshu, China dedicated to assembling the wearable device, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.


The full DigiTimes story is not yet available, but a paywalled preview reads as follows:
Quanta may stop assembly for ‌Apple Watch‌ in 2020, say sources:
Quanta Computer is likely to stop taking assembly orders for the ‌Apple Watch‌ next year due to profit concerns, and may sell its Changshu plant in China dedicated to assembling the wearable device, according to industry sources.
Quanta has been the primary manufacturer of the ‌Apple Watch‌ since the original model was released in 2015, while Compal Electronics reportedly became a secondary supplier starting with Series 4 models last year.

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5 weeks ago


It might be due to their own management issues. Apple Watch is the best selling wearable device right now.

I do not own one and I will not until they give me a good battery life, some of the competitors can go up to 7 days on a single charge, I just do not trust their quality.


AppleWatch isn't just a watch, and it's not just a fitness tracker; it's a wrist worn computer. Those watches or fitness trackers that offer 7 day battery life are not wrist computers, they're watches or fitness trackers. You'll be waiting a really long time if you're waiting for a computer to last you 7 days between charges.
Rating: 35 Votes
5 weeks ago


AppleWatch isn't just a watch, and it's not just a fitness tracker; it's a wrist worn computer. Those watches or fitness trackers that offer 7 day battery life are not wrist computers, they're watches or fitness trackers. You'll be waiting a really long time if you're waiting for a computer to last you 7 days between charges.


Yup. Kinda unrelated to the topic, but I can manage 24 hours on my Apple Watch no problem. That’s with tweaked settings, and I don’t understand how hard is it to take your watch off at night and charge it when you go to bed. The majority of Apple Watch users don’t wear their watch the bed, and it’s no different than charging your iPhone or iPad at night. But for some, they need to have ‘seven days a battery life’, then maybe the Apple Watch isn’t the right device for them. They could always try the lesser value of a Fitbit ?
Rating: 16 Votes
5 weeks ago


That is true. Most of the time I am able to get through the day with a single charge.

But as the rumors suggested (official) sleep tracking is coming to Apple Watch soon, when will be a good time to charge it? It will be an interesting problem to solve ...


I take off my Apple watch when I shower and get ready in the morning. I know it's waterproof, but I don't need it on all the time. The battery charges so fast, it could charge in the time I shower and get ready in the morning, if I were to wear it while sleeping.
Rating: 12 Votes
5 weeks ago


It might be due to their own management issues. Apple Watch is the best selling wearable device right now.

I do not own one and I will not until they give me a good battery life, some of the competitors can go up to 7 days on a single charge, I just do not trust their quality.


Then you are missing out. The Apple Watch is an amazing device. It has come in so handy so many times in my life and I wasn’t sure it would when I bought it. I use ii and rely on it far more than I ever thought possible. And the battery life isn’t horrible. I get about a day and a half. That’s pretty good for a device that small that does so much and that like ipedro said, is basically a small computer on your wrist.

If you want 7 days out of that...well, good luck. You’ll be waiting 20 years or more for that!
Rating: 11 Votes
5 weeks ago


AppleWatch isn't just a watch, and it's not just a fitness tracker; it's a wrist worn computer. Those watches or fitness trackers that offer 7 day battery life are not wrist computers, they're watches or fitness trackers. You'll be waiting a really long time if you're waiting for a computer to last you 7 days between charges.

You sound like you work for Apple. Lots of people won't buy a smart watch until they can get a week out of it. And yes, those other watches are smart watches and can do way more than you give them credit for. Are they an Apple watch? Of course not.
Rating: 10 Votes
5 weeks ago


You sound like you work for Apple. Lots of people won't buy a smart watch until they can get a week out of it. And yes, those other watches are smart watches and can do way more than you give them credit for. Are they an Apple watch? Of course not.


Why? They don’t get 7 days of battery life from a smartphone either. If people can charge those everyday, why not a watch?
Rating: 10 Votes
5 weeks ago


That is true. Most of the time I am able to get through the day with a single charge.

But as the rumors suggested (official) sleep tracking is coming to Apple Watch soon, when will be a good time to charge it? It will be an interesting problem to solve ...

I wear mine to bed now to track my sleep with a third party app. I throw it on the charger about an hour before bed and it then lasts me all night and the entire next day while still having over 40% charge left.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago


You sound like you work for Apple. Lots of people won't buy a smart watch until they can get a week out of it. And yes, those other watches are smart watches and can do way more than you give them credit for. Are they an Apple watch? Of course not.


You are selling yourself short. V1, I get it, but we are at V5 of the Apple Watch and it has been stellar. Those 7 day fitness trackers aren't even in the same ballpark as the AW. I thought the same about buying a Tesla. Wouldn't buy one until "it has 500 miles range". I was completely wrong and have been enjoying the heck out of it, you should be doing the same with an AW. As for "trusting their quality" again.. you are selling the watch short, quality has been stellar.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago


AppleWatch isn't just a watch, and it's not just a fitness tracker; it's a wrist worn computer. Those watches or fitness trackers that offer 7 day battery life are not wrist computers, they're watches or fitness trackers. You'll be waiting a really long time if you're waiting for a computer to last you 7 days between charges.


Sure the Apple Watch can't provide continuous heart rate monitoring or sleep tracking like other smartwatches can, but at least you can calculate the tip for your bill
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago


Yes, the battery life of an Apple watch is poor compared even to a $35 no-name generic fitness tracker. I use a non-Apple watch many times when I am away from home or maybe even what on the trail up in the mountains with no access to power. The Versa does what's needed for almost a week with no need to charge.

And that $35 non-name generic fitness tracker can't do a fraction of what the Apple Watch does. Whats that? You don't need all those other things the Apple Watch does? Well then don't buy one, its not for you. But complaining that the Apple Watch doesn't get the same battery life is like complaining that a private jet is more expensive than your car, but you only need the car to begin with.



Apple's problem is they try to make things thin even at the cost of lost functionality.


People don't want bulky, awkward watches. What functionality is being lost due to "thinness" and what does that have to do with the profitability of manufacturing the Apple Watch to begin with?!
Rating: 6 Votes

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