Apple is likely to release two new versions of its Apple Watch in the second half of 2016. One version will reportedly hosts an improved processor, while the other version, Apple Watch 2 (so far), will come with a GPS radio and barometer for improved geolocation capabilities.
A report suggests that the upcoming Apple Watch will come with a higher capacity battery in order to support its advanced features. The device is said to have an S2 chipset that requires less battery power. This addition will probably give the smartwatch two or more hours of battery life.
Talking about the appearance, The Apple Watch 2 is expected to have a thinner body and not much will be altered regarding the look. Some tech pundits claim that the exterior design of the second generation Apple Watch will remain the same, which means owners of the current Apple Watch will not feel out of fashion after addition of the new features in the upcoming models.
The next Apple Watch may also run with the watchOS 3, which was revealed back in Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Other rumored specs of the next Apple Watch incorporate a high-definition front camera, which would perk up FaceTime conversations between users.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the upcoming watch will hang on to its general design even in 2017 as well. He expects that 2017 will bring LTE support for standalone cell phone and data functionality. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch will come with more radical design changes along with improved health applications and possibly with FDA approval only in 2018.
With two different offerings, Kuo predicts that in 2016 Apple would be able to sell between 10mn to 11mn units of the next Apple Watch.
It’s still not clear when the new Apple Watch, Apple Watch 2, will hit the market; though many rumors suggest that it may make a debut during Apple’s September event, where we’ll also able to glance the iPhone 7 for the first time.
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