If you have your mind set on getting the next edition of Apple Inc.’s wristpiece, then you’ll be glad to know that the public will lay their eyes on it within the next six weeks. This is according to a source who claims that the iPhone 7 will been unveiled in early September. It is also believed that the Apple Watch 2 will be showcased alongside it.
Here comes a new Apple Watch
This week, news arose claiming that Apple will launch the next generation of its flagship product on September 16th. Fans will be able to place pre-orders around a week before the launch.
Evan Blass shared the news. He is a notorious rumor monger and has had his pulse on the 2016 iPhone for months now. The man is sure that this year’s iPhone will be made available for a pre-order on the the 9th of September. The Watch 2 could be made available around the same time.
Apple isn’t just the world’s most successful tech company, it is among the most secretive as well. Although the internet is ridden with alleged Watch 2 leaks, the firm itself hasn’t said a peep about the product – it’s pretty much a mystery. Not much is known about how the first generation Watch is doing in the market either – again, mystery. Apple refuses to share its performance figures, claiming that they would only aid its rivals.
The 2016 Watch is still more than a month away from its alleged launch. However, people around the world are extremely eager to get their hands on it. Industry experts peg the sales of the current Watch to sit between 10 and 20 million units. Not only that, but demand is still on the rise too. The globe’s craving for the wearable is expected to translate into great initial sales when the Watch 2 is sold.
Blass initiated a lot debate when he made the announcement. “ Confirmed,” he Tweeted, “ Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolated the launch event date from there.”
Controversy over watch release date
It really should be taken with a gain of salt though. The public has not been offered anything about any of the upcoming Apple gadgets yet. Blass has long been relaying alleged leaks from Apple Inc.’s supply chain and unverified claims have sparked controversy on social media. However, he is merely an easy target for fans to pick on. Everything the public believes to know about the upcoming Watch is yet to be confirmed by Apple.
Rumors swirl and surge regarding Apple Inc. products every year, months ahead of their release too. However, even though the rumor chain is never without some degree of truth, Apple has repeatedly proven that is knows its own agendas better than its suppliers. In many cases, the gossip has often been proven to be just that and no more.
Indeed, Apple’s supply chain is often the main source of i-device rumors. Tim Cook and co. appear to entertain this though, knowing that the leaks certainly get people talking about their upcoming gadgets months ahead of their launches.
Apple could outdo peers
This year’s Watch is described as a very exciting upgrade, but everything from its name to its features has essentially been contested. Most outlets are adamant that it will be called the Apple Watch 2. Others, however, claim the device will be titled the Apple Watch S.
Instead of a full upgrade, the American tech giant is though to be focusing more of ironing out the flaws of the first generation. Though popular, the smartwatch is as fragile and even “unimpressive” compared to others in the market.
“Rather than pressing a reset button, Apple is systematically going through the Apple Watch business to fix friction points that developed over the first year. All of this is being done to position the device for improved adoption and a valuation much greater than $10 billion.”
This isn’t to say it won’t have any new features though. The second Apple Watch is allegedly getting a camera and GPS features. It could even hold some cellular capabilities and a screen that will place the product far above its peers in the market.
For a full round-up of what the next Watch will be like, click here.