I predicted that the Apple Watch Series 4 was going to be a game-changer, both before and after its launch. Other commentators shared this view, as did reviewers – and there’s now increasing evidence that this is being reflected in sales …

We quickly saw shipping dates slip into October, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that demand was higher than expected.

A supply-chain report today says that primary Apple Watch assembler Quanta has hit maximum capacity for the new model.

Digitimes reports that Apple is now asking its secondary Watch assembler to begin making the Series 4 alongside its existing production of the Series 3.

With Quanta Computer’s capacity for the Apple Watch Series 4 at its factory in Changshu, eastern China fully loaded, the wearable’s second supplier Compal Electronics reportedly will begin mass production of the smartwatch in November 2018, according to industry sources.

I found that the Series 4 was definitely a worthwhile upgrade for me, both for the physical increase in display size, and the ability to use watch faces that allow more complications. I’ve since found that the auto-start workouts are another handy feature, and will be comparing S3 and S4 workout data on a cycle commute this evening.

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Ben Lovejoy

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