If rumors are to be believed, Apple watch 2 will most likely launch simultaneously with the upcoming iPhone 7 in the fall of 2016. Even though the new watch was rumored to launch at WWDC in June, the developers encountered certain technical difficulties and the launch has to be postponed to fall 2016 to enable Apple product team to tweak the model.
According to Apple analyst Brian White, who works for the Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton, Apple Watch 2 could be probably 20% to 40% thinner than the previous counterpart. Moreover, the watch will bear a larger display loaded with iOS 10 and will have an improved battery life.
Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that Apple will integrate Samsung Foundry’s 14FF manufacturing process to design the Apple Watch 2 chipset processor to reduce the amount of heat generated. It will also enhance the performance of watch.
You can also expect the integration of FaceTime camera in the top bezel, which will be capable of FHD video recording. As far as data transfer, you can expect 90% improvement and the new device will also provide accurate location services.
Interestingly, Apple is planning to infuse Cellular connectivity with the new watch and will provide support for both 3G and 4G. This means you can use the watch as a full-fledged phone as well including the ability to receive messages even if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi connectivity. The upcoming Apple Watch 2 will also provide the capability to stream Apple Music.
As far as the launch date is concerned, you can expect the launch of both Apple Watch 2 and the flagship iPhone 7 either on September 9 or 16. It is also expected that the new devices will be launched in both US and the UK on the same date followed by a launch in emerging Asian countries like India.
The upcoming iPhone 7 is expected to ship in a wide range of RAM and internal storage variants powered by an A10 system on a chip (SoC). To be manufactured with a thickness of 6mm with integrated Apple wireless charging, the new iPhone 7 will provide support for 2K display, front-facing speakers, and an 8MP front-facing snapper including a strong non-metallic waterproof frame.