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.

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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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ipedro Avatar
20 months 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.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
20 months 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 ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MadeTheSwitch Avatar
20 months 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!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wwooden Avatar
20 months 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MadeTheSwitch Avatar
20 months 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?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jeff275 Avatar
20 months 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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