Apple has reportedly been carrying out Watch manufacturing to be a part of the future 3D printed.
Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that the tech giant had recently printed the steel casing for Apple Watch 9. According to Bloomberg, the 3D printing technology has been around for a number of years. The outlet attributed this information to anonymous sources.
FOX Business has reached out to Apple in order to obtain a response on the Bloomberg report.
The upcoming Series 9 of Apple’s smartwatches has not yet been officially announced by the iPhone maker. Apple Watch Series 8 was released in 2022.
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Bloomberg estimates that approximately 10% of Apple Watches are made from stainless steel. According to reports, aluminum is the most common metal used for them.
Bloomberg reported that Apple wants to 3D print the Ultra model Apple Watches with titanium casings next year.
Future plans Other devices The technique could be used in their production. The outcome will depend on the future Apple Watches.
The use of 3D printed steel chassis could help improve efficiency. Manufacturing Process, Bloomberg reported. The system also involves less metal which would, according to some reports, have environmental benefits.
Many have projected the announcement of Apple Watch 9 will take place at the tech giant’s rapidly-approaching “Wonderlust” event. The iPhone 15, which is highly anticipated, could also be introduced at the event.
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Earlier in the week, Apple scheduled Sept. 12 as the date of “Wonderlust,” this year’s iteration of its annual September event. Last year’s happened Sept. 7.
Apple’s smartwatches fall under the company’s wearables, home and accessories segment.
For the third quarter, that segment’s net sales came in at $8.28 billion. The sales figures for the third quarter of last year were nearly 2.5% higher than those of this year.
Apple CFO Lucas Maestri stated in early August that The company In its latest quarterly report, the company announced that the division of wearables and accessories had “strong performance” in many emerging markets and posted “June quarter records” in Greater China.
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Analysts and investors were told that Apple Watch continued to grow in popularity. “About two-thirds” of those who bought an Apple Watch this quarter were first time buyers. “This is coupled with extremely high levels of satisfaction reported recently at 98% in the United States.”
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