Apple launched its first smartwatch back in April 2015. Now it is expected to launch its successor this year as Apple Watch 2.
According to a report by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo which is obtained by AppleInsider reveals that the next version of Apple’s smart watch may land later this year. The report also claims that the tech giant might as well introduce an improved version of the original one with improvements like TSMC processor built on the 16nm process and some waterproofing improvements.
One the other hand, the new variant, the Apple Watch 2 is likely to come with similar design language but is tipped to come with GPS capability and barometer for better geo-location capabilities. There is also a possibility of a bigger battery which will make it difficult for Apple to slim down the design.
When asked about the earlier hinted LTE support, Kuo claimed that the LTE support and the ability to make and receive calls on its own will not come to the Apple Watch before 2017. Moreover, Apple is likely to stay with the same design for the next year and implement a redesign only in the year 2018.
Well, if Ming-Chi Kuo is true, then it’s quite disappointing how the iPhone manufacturer is taking things regarding the wearables. Where on one side, there are regular advancements in smart watches from companies like Motorola and Samsung, Apple is being firm to its design language and device features. On top of it, there is no probability that the new Apple Watch 2 will come under mid-range budget segment.