Contrary to recent rumors that the Apple Watch 2 release date has been slated for next month, other sources are claiming that Apple’s newest wearable device will be unveiled alongside the new iPhone 7 in September.
The Cupertino-based tech giant has yet to release an official statement regarding the launch of its new products, but industry insiders and experts have already speculated on their release dates. KGI Securities analyst and trusted Apple source Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the new iPhone might be released toward the end of the year together with an upgraded Apple Watch.
“The company will reportedly launch the wearable with major upgrades in both its software and hardware components,” Christian Today reported. “Meanwhile, the KGI Securities analyst also underscored that Apple may even eschew the second-gen wearable tag. Instead, since the new watch will be an upgraded version of the original, it will be launched as the Apple Watch S.”
Apart from the Apple Watch 2 release date rumors floating around, several reports have already suggested what will most likely be improved on Apple’s newest watch. A Master Herald report has recently suggested that the Apple Watch 2 could be “20% to 40% thinner than its predecessor, but other than the thickness, there would be no drastic changes on the upcoming device compared to the Apple Watch that was launched in March last year.”
Other reports are also hinting at the new watch’s improved battery life. This remains to be one of the most requested upgrades from consumers, and Canalys head of research Daniel Matte already hinted that Apple can make this possible.
“It would be great if Apple could utilize Samsung Foundry’s 14FF process to manufacture the chipsets in the Apple Watch 2,” he said as reported by Wareable. “It’s already using them with the iPhone, and it would provide major benefits for energy efficiency, which would impact performance and battery life.”
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