Apple forayed into wearables segment with the Apple Watch and now the Cupertino tech giant has been significantly in news on what they'll include in the next iteration of Apple Watch which is dubbed as Apple Watch 2.
As usual, rumors are rife over the next smartwatch from the tech-giant. There are many rumors which are currently floating around the internet about the specifications, display type, price, and the release date.
That said, let's get started with the five things on what we know regarding the Apple's next generation smartwatch.
OLED to LCD
A report from DigiTimes says that Apple is making a move from the OLED display technology. Instead, the company is developing Micro LED panels which are to be used in the Apple Watch 2. This news was confirmed by the Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
As we all know that Apple has acquired LuxVue Technologies, a Micro LED developer, back in 2014 and apparently set up an R&D laboratory in 2015 for manufacturing LED panels.
However, the Micro LED panels will be used in 2017 Apple Watch and the 2016 Apple Watch will use the OLED panel itself.
Faster and upgraded chipset
As expected, Apple will surely upgrade the chipset in the upcoming Apple Watch. As per the Wall Street Journal, the new chipset will be called as S2, and doubles the app opening speed and faster load times.
The first iteration of Apple Watch impressed many with its battery life. Now, the Apple Watch 2 might see an upgrade along with its chipset to provide the better battery.
Two Apple Watch Variants
This is the latest report among all. Apple is manufacturing two Apple Watch variants according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The first version to come with the same design language as the first generation Apple Watch, but with improved internals.
The second version will be the complete revamp and to be called as 'Apple Watch 2'. The analyst reports as it will also get the same generic design as previous models, however, might come with GPS radio and barometer capabilities for better geolocation capabilities.
Launch date and pricing
Many expected that Apple will launch the Apple Watch at WWDC 2016, but Apple didn't do that. Now, all the eyes will be on the September event where the company will launch the Apple iPhone 7 series along with the new iOS 10 and probably a new version of WatchOS.
In terms of pricing, 9to5Mac reports that the pricing will heavily depend on the materials used to manufacture the product. All we need to do is wait for the September event scheduled for September second week where Apple will launch the next-generation iPhones.