Apple’s Watch will go into production in January, according to a new report from Taiwan, in the week that Apple upped its efforts to court the fashion market by debuting the device at the a la mode Collette boutique as part of Paris Fashion Week.
The Cupertino tech giant is said to be working exclusively with one manufacturer on the Apple Watch, as it looks to hit the smartwatch's mooted early 2015 release date.
Quanta appears to be the only company Apple will use to assemble its smartwatch. Previously it was thought other manufacturers would be involved in the production process.
Quanta is apparently adding to its staff, with sources claiming it has signed an exclusivity deal preventing it from working on smartwatches made by Apple rivals such as Samsung.
Earlier this week, the Apple Watch made its first appearance since last month’s launch event.
It starred at a Paris fashion week event, showing just how Apple wants to position the device.
Designer Jony Ive has already talked about taking on big-name Swiss watchmakers as well as key competitors in the tech sector.
With its control dial and haptic feedback, the Apple Watch is likely to stand out from the crowd on release.
Initial reports suggest it is much less clunky than the Android Wear efforts made by the likes of Samsung, LG and Motorola.