Apple Watch 2 expected by the end of 2016
It’s summer. Moving into the second half of the year, we’re approaching iPhone season. This year, though, rumors are suggesting that a second-generation Apple Watch will drop alongside Apple’s hot new handsets.
This makes a lot of sense. It’s hard to believe that Apple unveiled the original model alongside the iPhone 6 around one-and-a-half years ago (or two years ago come September). Two years is a long time in tech. Let’s take a look at what the new Watch may bring to the table.
Internal improvements are likely to be the big changes. Faster performance, better longevity, and smaller bezels are always welcome. Cellular network compatibility may make its way into the sequel watch as well. We expect Apple to keep a fairly similar design to the current Watch, especially since the current Watch has such a lively ecosystem of watchbands. A new design would most likely mean zero compatibility with existing bands, which Apple may not want to do at this point.
A major factor in Apple Watch sales is the price. While we expect the latest model to cost a premium, the first-gen product will probably take a dip in price, making the original Watch appealing to a broader range of budgets. We’re looking forward to September to find out.