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'Major defect' found in Apple Watch and its taptic engine

Apple Watch has a serious defect in its taptic engine, with one of two suppliers for the component in big trouble.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Apr 30 2015 9:39 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

With the Apple Watch now getting to consumers and strapping onto their wrists, news is coming out that not only are there supply constraints that are hurting Apple Watch sales, but there is a major defect in the taptic engine of Watch.

'Major defect' found in Apple Watch and its taptic engine | TweakTown.com

The Wall Street Journal is running with the report, saying that the taptic engine - which causes the Watch to vibrate, or "tap" when users receive notifications or alerts, is experiencing problems. One of the two suppliers of this particular part has faulty hardware, and some of that faulty component has found its way into batches of Apple's Watch.

AAC Technologies Holdings, which is based in Shenzhen, China, has been making the taptic engines for Apple, but they've found that they "break down over time". This has forced Apple to throw away Watches that would've otherwise been okay, something that has caused availability times to bounce by a few months. Availability on the Apple Watch is now June for all models and configurations, which could be a result from the taptic engine issues.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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