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Apple launched the first generation of Apple Watch back in 2014. Back then, everyone was excited about the new smartwatch from the Cupertino giant and Apple also embedded a new OS called WatchOS of their own into that.
It has been nearly 21 months since the release of the smartwatch from Apple. The company did not upgrade it from then. There are several rumors now and then regarding the Apple Watch 2 launch, however, that didn't happen.
Now, Apple has already sent out media invites for the September 7 event and it is widely expected that the company will release the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Also, some strong rumors suggest that Apple might also launch the much anticipated Apple Watch 2 at the same event.
Now, ahead of its launch, the Apple Watch 2 has been in the news for a while now. And, we almost got the complete specifications of the smartwatch. Take a look at them below.
A Thinner Display
This leak came from a shop called ‘Byte' who sells Apple-certified parts and accessories. And, late yesterday, they revealed some parts of the upcoming Apple Watch 2 and compared them with that of Apple Watch parts.
The compared images suggest that the Apple Watch 2 might get a slightly thinner display than its predecessor, however, it might have the same thickness as its predecessor due to some hardware additions.
Also, the Byte showed the parts in a video, which confirmed that Apple Watch 2's battery is rated at 1.28 watt-hours, which is on par with other battery leaks that were surfaced previously.
If the leaked video to be believed as true, we might see a battery of 334mAh battery in the 42mm Apple Watch 2, which is 35.7 percent larger than the previous generation Apple Watch. Also, there are no words on the 38mm Apple Watch 2 battery.
A Faster TSMC-Built Processor
This was an earlier leak which suggested that the Apple Watch 2 might be released along with the Apple's new S2 Processor which is built upon the TSMC manufacturing process.
As expected with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple isn't changing the design of the Apple Watch 2. And, it is widely expected that it features the same design as its predecessors, but might come with a thicker display as said earlier.
Better Geolocation Capabilities
Apple might integrate a barometer into the Apple Watch 2 as there are some patent leaks, which suggested this. Also, the company might upgrade the GPS chip to further boost the location capabilities.
This is the most interesting rumor as some of them suggested that the Apple Watch 2 will arrive with support for cellular LTE connectivity. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple will release it in 2017, but with the Gear S3 released with a cellular connectivity model, Apple might also push for it.
Pricing and Availability
There are no rumors regarding the pricing the availability of the smartwatch, but Apple will price it somewhere in between $250- $350.
If the Apple Watch 2 is announced at the September 7 event, Apple will immediately start the pre-orders for the smartwatch.