It has just been over half a year since the first generation of Apple Watch was released. However, new rumors surface that the Apple Watch 2 is already in the works and might just hit the market by 2016.
According to the report by G for Games, Chairman Barry Lam of Quanta Computers, the company which manufactures the Apple Watch, has revealed that the Apple Watch 2 is indeed in the works and is set for Q2 release in 2016.
The Apple Watch debuted in April this year and is the first wearable tech from Apple. As with many first-generation products, the Apple Watch 1 had certain limitations including the need to be always paired with a smartphone in order to be functional. CNET reports the Apple released a second version of the Watch's software called WatchOS 2 to help bypass the smartphone-connectivity limitation. The update will enable users to run some apps directly plus some other features including "time travel" which allows scrolling of appointments and events and new watch faces.
Softpedia reports that the Apple Watch 2 will rumoredly come with better improvements and features such as a GPS support, which according to the outlet will be more helpful for fitness apps to monitor user activity without the help of a smartphone. The website adds that Apple Watch 2 may be made more durable and may have a slightly different design than its predecessor.
Design & Trend reports that the internal specs of the new smartwatch will be "thinner and faster" and will reportedly come with a camera for users to use for video chats.
small volumes will be sold by this time and the "volume shipment" of the items will start by the Q3 of 2016.
No other specific details about the new Apple Watch were revealed. However, there have been a lot of rumors and reports about the specifications of the device.
In a release by a South Korean website Naver which was spotted by G for Games, it was reported that there will be no changes in the screen size and resolution of the device. Nonetheless, the report claimed that the device will feature a thinner display in order to give way to a larger battery size to improve the device's battery life.
Furthermore, in the report by 9 to 5 Mac, it was cited that the Apple is planning to integrate a FaceTime Video Camera in Apple Watch 2 that would allow users "make and receive" FaceTime Calls on their wrists.
Additionally, Apple is looking to make the next gen watch more iPhone independent which will enable the Apple Watch 2 users to do more activities without having to connect via Bluetooth in their iPhones.
However, the 9 to 5 Mac report pointed that with further improvements along with new materials used for the device, the upcoming model for the Apple Watch 2 will be more expensive.
As of present time, there is no official release date for Apple Watch 2.
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