The information that by the end of the year an Apple watch 2 will be released has recently come out. It has been revealed by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is well known for his crystal ball when it comes to predicting Apple features and products.
He stated that Apple would launch not one, but two smartwatches until the end of the year. It will be a strategy similar to the one for iPhone 5s and 5c. One of the supposed smartwatches will slightly differ from the previous, while the real Apple Watch 2 will have most of the new features like a bigger battery and GPS.
The much-needed GPS chip will make possible the phone-free runs and the barometer will accurately calculate the steps climbed. The goal of the Apple Watch was to free people from their phones.
The analyst does not name the first of these two new Apple products, but he reveals that the only significant difference will be an improved waterproofing and an enhanced TSMC processor. TSMC is said to be making a 16nm chip that will replace the 28nm Samsung processor that Apple uses.
The current Apple Watch is supposed to be waterproof but by stating that it can withstand splashes of water (such as rain and hand washing), but submersion is not recommended. This improved version of the smartwatch is rumored to have a so-called shower proof.
On the other hand, the new Apple Watch 2 will be able to support its own barometer and GPS to improve location services.
Earlier comments stated that the new Apple watch would have a thinner glass, but whatever benefits this would provide to the device are nullified by the bigger battery. Surely customers won’t complain taking into account that the battery of the current Apple Watch lasts around two days.
Current Apple watch owners will be relieved to hear that the design of the smartwatch will not be modified which means that they won’t feel out of fashion because of the new upgrade.
These rumors, similar to the previous ones link the smartwatch’s launch along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next month, around the 7th of September.
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