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Apple Watch 2 Update: New Apple Watch Will Have Bigger Battery To Support GPS

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Recent leaks about the purported battery for the new Apple Watch 2 seemed to support earlier rumors of it having a bigger battery. The newest image leak from Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo has shown what appears to be a 1.28 Wh battery for the Apple Watch.

Although the authenticity of the image cannot be validated, this leak would further solidify earlier claims of the new Apple Watch?s battery performance.

The current 42-mm version of the Apple Watch sports a 0.94 Wh battery. The rumored battery will give the new watch an unprecedented 35 percent increase in capacity. This might not be much, but this is probably what it needs to support its new features. Features like GPS, barometer, and altimeter sensors would require additional power especially when used frequently.

With the addition of features like the GPS, others might think that it is highly improbable that Apple would be able to give the new Apple Watch a bigger battery. However, recent reports revealed that Apple is pushing TPK Holding for the ?one-glass? touch screen technology. However, the technology is still new and TPK is still having difficulties in manufacturing it.

Apple Watch 2

The current versions of the Apple Watch use what is called the ?glass-on-glass? touch screen. This type of technology houses the touch sensor between two glasses. This makes for a thicker touch screen. The new ?one-glass? touch screen will replace one of the glasses, the bottom one, with a thinner insulating film. This will effectively reduce the thickness of the touchscreen element by 25 percent. The reduction in display screen thickness is probably what paved the way for more features and additional battery capacity for the new Apple Watch 2.

Apple has already released?the invitations for its Sept. 7 event. The said event is rumored to be for the grand unveiling of the new iPhone 7. On top of this, news of impending launch for the Apple Watch 2 and the MacBook Pro is also in line. The event is to take place at the Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

For more Apple Watch updates, stay tuned to TheBitBag.

Also read: Apple Watch 2 Update: Thinner Screen And More

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