Coming into focus for the consumer tech world right now is Apple Inc. and its September releases. This year the iPhone maker is expected to deliver a very impressive upgrade to its flagship device. Alongside it, however, should be another gadget that has won the appeal of tech lovers on a massive scale. If rumors are anything to go by, then the second edition of the Apple Watch should be launched with the the iPhone 7.
The Apple Watch was launched nearly a year ago and is believed to be a hit among consumers. laurice Third-party reports peg its sales to have already exceeded 10 million units. That figure is far greater than most first generation products could hope for. These figures are merely speculative though. The company is yet to give out hard figures on the market performance of their electric wrist toy. Tim Cook and co. claim that doing this would only aid the watch’s rivals gain an edge on the product.
Not hearing about how the Apple Watch is doing in the market shouldn’t come as surprise. Apple Inc. is known for this sort of behavior when it comes to its products. The company is a notoriously secretive one. For this reason, even the most respectable news outlets need to resort to the rumors in order to get an idea of what’s coming next from Apple.
The second edition of the Apple Watch is no exception. Its arrival is only anticipated because the tech firm’s supply chain has reason to believe it is. Apple is also known for its annual upgrades and September would mark a year since the product’s launch. Other than this, there has been no official confirmation of the device. This, however, hasn’t stopped tech fanatics from digging deeply into online talks about it.
New Watch, New Name?
For months, reports were sure that the upcoming watch upgrade would be called the Apple Watch 2. More recent sources suggest the something else though. This year’s wrist piece is thought by some experts to be an ironed version of the first generation. Rather than jumping to a whole new device, this year’s Watch will be focused on sorting out the flaws of the first generation, according to reports. As such, the 2016 edition could be called the Apple Watch S.
“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.”
That comment was made by Neil Cybart, who has been following the consumer tech firm’s activities for years. Regardless of the product’s name though, there are a lot of new things allegedly being crammed into the next Watch.
Apple goes big on watch screen tech
Online chatter says the device may be slimmer. However,that wouldn’t come as a total shock since Apple is obsessed with shaving millimeters off its products. The watch being an exception would be certainly raise eyebrows. The screen should be a lot slimmer as well. There are talks stating that the company will make use of display tech that will blow its competition out of the water.
Not least is the watch’s likely use of One Glass Solution, which means that the 2016 Watch may make use of one screen layer. Most touch screen products make use of two screen layers. Also said to feature on the gadget is this year is the firm’s take on MicroLED tech. Apple bought LuxVue back in 2014, which is making headway in the display technology. It is believed it debut on the new Watch this year.
MicroLED allows for faster responses, better color and even saves on battery drainage. This alone is expected to put the Watch ahead its rivals in the space wearable tech space.
Beyond the display, fans can expect new GPS capabilities. A bit more waterproofing could be added to the device as well, and a few cellular functions. There have even been talks of a camera for selfies and video calls.
Based on what is being said about the next Apple Watch, those hoping to get their hands on the device can look forward to an exciting upgrade.