Apple Watch 2 on its way?
Now that we get a lot of rumors about iPhone 6C to be announced in early 2016 there is some information leaking that Apple will take that opportunity to present its second smartwatch on that occasion as well. Namely, a report by 9to5Mac, a usually very reliable source, claims that Apple is planning a March press event to preview the Apple Watch 2 alongside a new smaller version of the iPhone.
As the rumors go, the company might implement a FaceTime camera in the gadget to enable video calls. The camera is expected to be integrated into the top bezel of the Apple Watch 2. We have to admit, that in current version of Apple watch the speaker used to make calls could be better, so it would be greatly welcome if the manufacturer fixes that problem in its future gadget as well.
While it doesn't look like the Apple Watch 2 will have its own cellular connection, the mentioned report says the watch will have a new Wi-Fi chip to handle tasks like text messages, emails and updating data in apps. It sounds promising as you’ll feel less need of your iPhone with this device. Of course even with the current smartwatch from Apple you are free to do many great things independently from phone itself.
Certain rumors have claimed the device will keep the same screen resolution and size while adding a bigger battery. As with emerging smartphones one big issue is the battery life. Current smartwatch is capable of lasting around 18 hours, while its Android competitors live a bit longer. So in case the manufacturers are addressing this issue in the newcomer, we can only cheer them up.
In terms of new price options, Apple is reportedly looking into adding additional models costing between $1,000 — $10,000, possibly in materials such as itanium, tungsten, palladium, or platinum. Although the majority of Apple Watch models remain the lower-cost $349 models, this suggests that Apple is certainly more than happy with the sales of its higher-end devices.