Some of us thought that a new version of the Apple Watch would be launched at the WWDC 2016, but unfortunately, Apple didn’t impress us at all at that event. However, this doesn’t mean that the Cupertino-based company won’t launch any wearable this year. As a matter of fact, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by AppleInsider, Apple will launch two new smartwatches in the next few months. One of them will probably be an improved version of last year’s model, while the other one will come with new and supposedly impressive features.
The upgraded version of the Apple Watch, which will probably be dubbed Apple Watch 2, will most likely have a design a lot similar to the one existing on the market, but it will offer a faster processor. A faster processor also needs a larger battery, so it’s safe to assume that Apple will deliver a smartwatch that will be equipped with a battery large enough to handle the processes of the gadget. Given the fact that the battery needs to be larger this time around, it’s highly likely that the smartwatch will be just as large, if not even larger than the previous model. The Watch 2 will also be equipped with GPS radio and a barometer which will ensure better geolocation capabilities.
The second model will not be as impressive as the aforementioned one. It will share the majority of its specifications with the original smartwatch manufactured by the Cupertino-based company. According to the cited sources, the second model that will launch this year will look like the original version of the device, and it will only have some minor upgrades, such as better waterproofing. It was also reported that this version of Apple’s smartwatch would have similar pricing to the previous version.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple fans shouldn’t expect a major change in the smartwatch for another two years or so. It’s highly likely that the company won’t bring any notable modifications to its wearable in the near future, so if users would like to have a totally different smartwatch, they should wait for it until 2018. Next month Apple should host an event where they will announce the upcoming iPhone, and it is highly likely that the new smartwatch models will also be announced at that particular event. Whether we will see them become reality or be disappointed again, just like at the WWDC 2016, remains to be seen.