Misread "Apple Watch drip-feed"
as "Apple Watch deep fried", which could also have explained various reported issues with the jazzbangle.
Apple's Watch may not be a buggy, broken mess after all - and those adjectives can instead be applied to human resources practices at Taiwanese OEM Quanta. That's the inference being drawn after Quanta vice chairman CC Leung uttered the words below to Digitimes: Because of labor shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays, …
Releasing the Watch at a time where there would be many workers taking vacation during a period critical for getting stock up to launch levels seems like a bad decision on their part. I'm not aware of any particular reason why they had to release it in April, rather than May.
Sounds like a failure in the new iClairvoyant application to me. I mean how hard is it to predict mass social events without a special application?
Answer; Dead easy for those who interact with real people in different locations; for the rest there should be iClairvoyant.
Every single Apple release over the last several years has proclaimed itself the victim of "shortages." We're supposed to believe that the Masters of Supply Chain Management can't do a simple estimate of demand.
This is manufactured scarcity, created deliberately in order to gin up excitement and buzz. Period.
Yes, every phone - including the single most successful smartphone model ever - which hardly needed "manufactured scarcity" in order to sell well. Could it possibly be that it *is* difficult to manufacture 10m units of anything - much less complex electronics - in a short period of time?
The Apple Watch uses new manufacturing techniques and probably a new mix of suppliers. It is not surprising that there are birthing problems. I think this is much ado about nothing.