How come there was no pre-keynote leaks? Where is the Apple Watch going to be made?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cleirac, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. cleirac macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2014
    I was pretty sure then to save labor costs, it will be mass-produced in China. Not really sure now. The prototypes and a few initial batch of samples were (/are being/will be) produced in a secret Apple lab anywhere except China? :p
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Apple's prototypes are made in California not China.
  3. fisha macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    I remember seeing a program with Ive and it was within the development labs. All around was tooling and cnc machines.

    I reckon the watches seen so far have been built in house by those machines.
  4. Chad-VI macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2014
  5. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2006
    The watch is months aways. It will likely be March before it ships, which means they haven't begun producing them yet. We get leaks about everything else because they are in the middle of being produced. It's like asking why there are no iPhone 6s leaks.
  6. cleirac thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2014
    It was an obvious last-minute Apple self-leak / tease / preview to build-up more last-minute free hypes / excitement in the blagosphere.

    Yeah, it is square'sh, just to squash the hopes of those wanting a round iWatch.

    Unlike the mock-ups and leaks to death of the tiniest details (months before the official reveal) of the iP6s.
  7. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Production ramp up for iP6 is completely different than Awatch. iP6 sold 10 million on it's first weekend of availability and could end up selling 100M by the end of the year. the iPhone is also Apple's most important device, so there can be no manufacturing issues. Low rate production on iP6 probably started in June at the latest, but probably even earlier. That results in 4 months of production leaks from the 10's of millions of iPhones being produced.

    As was mentioned above, with a likely release date of March, we are still ~5 months away from release. Numbers will be much smaller (10M a quarter might be more realistic). Low rate production probably won't even begin for a couple more months. This is likely one of the reasons Apple annouced so early, to avoid leaks.
  8. cleirac, Oct 9, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014

    cleirac thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2014
    If am not mistaken just before or a few days right after iPhone 5S was release, there were (Apple self) leaks (only rumors that time) that Apple was also testing phablets or Much bigger (than iP5) sizes of iPhones. iP6 or iPhablet prototypes or schematics were already produced at that time. Excellent self-leaks / hypes for fans to go on buy & enjoy for the last time the classic size / iconic form factor of the iP5s ... As there will be iPhablets coming not for long. The only thing left to be leaked / seen is the actual components inside the :apple: Watch which will be covered and discussed to death here in MacRumors (as soon it hits mass-production in those LEAKY plants or will it be leak-free this time as it will be somewhere else more-controlled labs/plants).

    Tim Cook/Jony Ive: Screw you, ______ leakers ... World, Here is the :apple: Watch!

    Good call in not revealing (or guarding that secret) the :apple: Watch form factor too early until the last-minute (remember, it had been years in the making). Just look at those over eager, me first ugly copycats (yeah, even the MEH round versions beloved lol by many).

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