The high sales figures of the Apple Series 4 have prompted Apple to expand the production of the portable device, the company reportedly turning to Compal Electronics to increase its production capacity by the end of the year.
The current assembly carrier of Apple Series 4, Quanta Computer, is claimed by sources in the industry of DigiTimes to be at maximum capacity for production at its factory in Changshu, East China. As a result, the sources believe that Apple will tap Compal in the near future as a secondary supplier of the clock, with mass production at the plant starting sometime in November.
Quanta and Compal have refused to comment on the report on the production status of the device.
This will not be the first time that Compal will be taken to Apple's production line. Reports prior to the launch of the Series 3 noted that the company was called on to work on the device, to deal with the production of older generation models while Quanta focused on the new releases.
The high deliveries of the Apple Series 4 exceed expectations, with TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently suggesting a whopping 19.5 million units to ship by the end of the year, against an earlier estimate of 18 million. This would also mean a large increase in shipments compared to the second quarter of 2018, where worldwide shipments for the period are estimated to be around 4.2 million.
In early September, the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearables Tracker 4.7 million Apple shipments demanded in Q2 2018, making Apple a 17 percent share on the market and the most popular wearables company in the world.