Apple Watch 2 Coming this Year with GPS & Bigger Battery: Report

It is not easy to forget that the Apple Watch is now 14 months old, as evident by the latest sales patterns in the smartwatch segment. So far, Apple has been persistent with software improvements though a new Watch could be coming in the second half of 2016.

According to MacRumors (from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo), the Watch 2 could be coming out with a number of improvements, including waterproofing, a larger battery and a faster TSMC processor.

The display sizes and dimensions would likely be the same as the last model. However, there are big updates in sensors, with GPS and barometer being included as well.

It could come with a thinner One Glass display, though, improvements could be offset by the bigger battery. Unlike previous rumours, the Watch 2 won’t likely come with LTE connectivity, meaning it would be just as dependent on an iPhone. It is expected to come next year.

Lastly, the older Watch could come with overhauls such as waterproofing and faster processor later this year, though the GPS and barometer are likely being limited to the new models, understandably.

In summary, the next Watch could follow the “S” trend like the iPhone, where the second generation features improved internals and features, without changing the design significantly. Stay tuned for more info on the Watch 2.