Apple Watch 2 release date
18 November, 2015 | Technology
The Apple Watch was rather successful in the wearable technology world having sold over 3.6 million devices in the second quarter of 2015. In fact every 2 out 3 smart wearables sold in the second quarter were Apple Watches.
Despite sales predictions being much higher, Apple still saw this as a huge success which means a next generation Apple Watch (or the Apple Watch 2) is set to be released in the near future.
And we may see the next generation Apple Watch a lot sooner than previously expected.
According to the latest reports, Apple supplier’s Quanta believes Apple will be ready to release the Apple Watch 2 by the second quarter of 2016, which means the next generation Apple Watch could be on your wrist by next July.
This goes against Apple’s traditionally yearly circle and many still believe Apple will be announcing the Apple Watch 2 in March 2016, ready for an April 2016 launch, but it is quite likely that the next generation Apple Watch won’t be released until later in the year.
What can we expect from the Apple Watch 2?
In July, there were reports that the Apple Watch 2 would be thinner with brighter OLED screens as well as a larger battery.
However, other reports have suggested the device will be virtually the same in size, shape and screen resolution as the first generation Apple Watch.
According to another source, Apple is planning to add a FaceTime video camera to the Apple Watch 2, which will enable users to make and receive FaceTime calls directly from their wrist.
The Apple Watch is in a quickly growing market. Wearable technology is likely to explode in 2016 so it isn’t a surprise that Apple will be planning to launch a next generation Apple Watch next year. Yet, it will be interesting to see what big changes Apple will make for its wearable devices or if it will follow in the iPhones footsteps and just make small changes for its yearly releases.