Apple’s third generation smartwatch is going through final testing, with mass production due to start imminently.
That’s according to sources at Apple partner Quanta, who’ve divulged the news to Economic Daily in China.
They say that the Apple Watch Series 3 is edging closer to release, with plans to have it on shelves by the end of 2017.
This tallies with a string of recent reports that have suggested that the Apple Watch Series 3 is on its way. Analyst Ming Chi Kuo has recently claimed that Apple is priming a similar looking device to precious models, but with LTE connectivity.
The inclusion of the latter means the Apple Watch Series 3 will be much less reliant on a connected iPhone, potentially allowing users to make calls using services such as FaceTime.
Apple has never revealed how many watches it has sold, but the device now appears to be a success after initial suggestions it was struggling in a market saturated with cheap fitness bands.
Apple may reveal the Watch Series 3 alongside the iPhone 8 in September.