Apple fans are waiting for the new addition of Apple Watch 2. Although the company has remained tight lipped about the next iteration of Apple Watch, rumors keep flowing. Recently, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo dropped hints about the release of Apple Watch.
If Kuo is right, Apple could release Apple Watch 2 in the following months. Although he did not provide any specific date, he said the release will happen within this year. Earlier, rumors suggest that the release will happen in September. It is highly likely that the company could launch Apple watch along with iPhone 7 and MacBook Pro in the next month.
According to Kuo, Apple Watch 2 will be powered by a TSMC-built processor. GPS connectivity can be in the device as well. The new wearable will retain the same design, but this time with improved battery life. However, Kuo did not mention whether it will contain a bigger battery or the battery life will be improved by other hardware. He also mentioned that Apple will improve waterproofing and the barometer sensor, reported Forbes.
Recently, it was reported that the new Apple Watch will be equipped with One Glass Solution (OGS) touch panel. Kuo also confirmed that OGS is a possibility in Apple Watch 2.
?Apple will change touch panel technology from G/G to OGS (one glass solution) in the new Apple Watch to be launched in the second half of 2016,? Kuo said.
Meanwhile, it is rumored that Apple is working on a new wireless chipset. The new wireless chipset would enable a “Find my Watch” feature, which is said to utilize the Wi-Fi router triangulation technology, as opposed to GPS.
Moreover, Apple Watch 2 is expected to include will include front facing camera with FaceTime support. Apple is supposed to launch Apple Watch 2 smartwatch with the price starting at around $270 while the high end model will cost approximately $400.
Nothing is confirmed until Apple releases an official statement regarding the upcoming wearable. Readers are advised to take this information with a grain of salt. TheBitBag team will update the information as soon as more details about Apple Watch 2 emerge.