The second generation Apple Watch 2, according to a couple of agreeing reports in the last week, is not likely for March despite suggestions from many that is would see its launch alongside the iPhone 7.
Apple Watch 2 announcement from Apple is likely(?) to simply add more band choices
As I seemingly write everyday, these are only rumors and I’m not starting them simply repeating sources of rumors who have gotten it right in the past when it comes to the tight-lipped Cuperino, CA-based company.
While Apple often, or usually, reworks the hardware for its devices from Watch to iMac, a couple of reports suggest that this might not be the case when the company shows off its new Iphone(s), desktops, and laptops.
According to 9to5Mac, it’s not likely, okay they said “unlikely,” to feature any upgrade in “hardware functionality” and could simply offer new color and material options for its existing Watch while offering a new version of WatchOS. A similar report last week came from Juniper Research.
However, the event shouldn’t let lovers of the iPhone down. Apple generally releases a new numbered phone every two years and last year simply saw the release of upgraded versions of the iPhone 6 with the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 plus.
Persistent rumors are also pointing to a cheaper, smaller-screened rebuild of the iPhone 5 with a number of considerable upgrades and will launch as the iPhone 5es.
9to5Mac is calling for a “full second-generation redesign” for the Apple Watch in September when they also expect delivery of the iPhone 7 .
More than a year for the Watch 2 Apple?
Apple’s lead in wearables, if indeed they have one, may narrow before its next offering. If the next operating system could connect with Android phones seemingly the same watch with more bands could offer traction in the market.
It’s hardly a smartwatch worth buying unless you own an iPhone and not opening up will surely constrain forward sales.
The Apple Watch, minus its atrocious battery, is a fine device simply looking for people outside of the company’s fanboys to welcome it. Said differently, and using words from Juniper Research, “the smartwatch is now a category waiting for a market…there have been no great leaps forward that have revolutionized the category.”