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Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production

Supply chain sneaks told us so, claims China Times

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Production of the semi-mythical iWatch has already begun, mysterious Chinese production sources have claimed.

According to a report in the China Times (in Mandarin), factories have already begun churning out the first models of Apple's wearable computer.

Factories are expected to make between two and three million iWatches between now and a launch in autumn, whereupon the fruity firm will unleash up to 15 million by the end of the year, the report continues.

We ran the report through Google Translate.

It may be that the watch uses system-in-package modules (as opposed to traditional printed circuit boards, and you might also be able to use Apple's fingerprint tech to secure the device.

The newspaper wrote: "It is understood that [the devices contain] Apple Wi-Fi and fingerprint sensor (recognition) modules [and use SiP] technology. [The paper has learned] the iWatch will use SiP packaging.

The paper also claims to know which original equipment manufacturers will be providing Apple with components, although none of them have responded to China Times' requests for comment.

So, do you expect to see an iWatch this year? ®

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