Taptic engine defects are responsible for delivery delays

A new report posted yesterday puts the blame for this primarily on a shortage of the Apple Watch Taptic Engine components, caused by issues in the parts supplied by a particular supplier.

The Apple Watch's Taptic Engine

The AppleWatch has been launched but its taking longer than usual to reach some customers.

A new report posted by The Wall Street Journal yesterday puts the blame for this primarily on a shortage of the Apple Watch Taptic Engine components, caused by issues in the parts supplied by a particular supplier.

The WSJ author who wrote the piece however, was sure to clarify that Apple had not shipped any of the watches with the faulty parts.

Apple refused to comment on the situation, saying it intends to maintain its longstanding practice of not commenting on rumor or speculation. The company offered this explanation instead:

“Our team is working to fill orders as quickly as possible based on available supply and the order in which they were received. We know many customers are still facing long lead times and we appreciate their patience.” It said in its official statement.

At Apple’s earnings call which took place earlier this week, the company didn’t really elaborate on the issue either, though CEO TimCook repeatedly referenced the fact that demand for the watch still outstrip supply.

Customers don’t have to worry about their devices though, since the potential issue was caught prior to shipping.

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