A few months ago, Apple’s Chinese manufacturing partner, Foxconn, announced that it would be making the Apple Watches in China.
But in early October, the company finally confirmed that it was going to start making the devices in China, at a time when demand for smartwatches is surging in China (it’s now the most popular smartphone market in the world).
Now, we have some confirmation that the Apple watch will arrive in China in the near future, according to Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The watch will be available in the Chinese city of Wuhan starting in March of 2021, and Apple said it would begin shipping the device to its mainland suppliers in mid-2019.
We have also been told that Apple will ship its new device to the Chinese mainland starting in January 2021.
We’re still waiting for confirmation of a date for when Apple Watch shipments will start, but we’re also still waiting on the launch date of the Apple Pay payment system in China .
In the meantime, we can expect Apple Watch prices to be much higher than they are now.
Apple Watch battery: 10V battery source Bloomberg via The Verge