While waiting for the invitations to the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 presentation event, it seems that the latter are experiencing delays. According to Nikkei Asia and Bloomberg, the complexity of redesigning these watches along with the inclusion of a blood pressure sensor causes difficulties in their manufacture.

A more complex overhaul than it seems

The new Apple Watch Series 7 will represent the first redesign, neglecting the increase in size of the Apple Watch Series 4, since the launch of the original Apple Watch. A redesign with square edges, a flat screen and various internal changes that seem to cause delays in production lines. Nikkei exposes the following:

Production of the next Apple Watch has been largely delayed due to the complicated designs of the new smartwatch, Nikkei Asia has learned. The makers of the Apple Watch 7, as the device should be called, began small-scale production last week, but encountered critical issues in achieving satisfactory production performance, several people familiar with the device said. situation. Three sources said the current disappointing production quality could be attributed to the complexity of the design, which is very different from previous generations of the watch, and the assemblers have encountered problems putting the electronic modules, components and displays together. . .

Apple typically begins manufacturing the iPhone and Apple Watch in August. Testing from the same assembly line is done earlier, but maximum mass production begins much later than expected. The main reason for this is that almost every year a change in design forces a restructuring of the manufacturing process.

Whether it is new finishes, new materials or directly new designs, it all has to be able to be manufactured on a large scale. Adjusting this manufacturing so that the processes are efficient and the quality of the expected result is a difficult task, especially when you take into account the size of Apple’s supply chain.

A possible delay which does not necessarily have to affect the filing date, although it does affect the availability date.

From Nikkei, they reflect that production of the new Apple Watch is actually on hiatus. Meanwhile, they claim the new watch will have a blood pressure sensor.

As a result, production of the new watch has been temporarily halted as Apple and its suppliers attempt to troubleshoot and further certify designs before going into mass production, four people said. The next Apple Watch will include new features, such as blood pressure measurement, they said, which means production involves installing more components in a body of similar size. The new product must also meet water resistance requirements, which increases engineering and production challenges, people said.

Since its launch, Apple has introduced the Apple Watch alongside the iPhone. Beyond the readjustment of the calendar that took place last year due to the health situation, it would be striking if this year there was such a change. The truth is, Apple may well announce the Apple Watch and postpone the opening of reservations and arrival in store for a week or two. In a few weeks we should, fortunately, be out of doubt