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The next version of the Apple Watch isn't likely to look much different than Apple's first generation wrist wearable device, though it will boast some fancy (and requested) new features, the biggest of which is GPS tracking, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a research note to investors over the weekend.While just predictions, Kuo has sources in Apple's supply chain, so these are more like highly educated guesses. Based on what Kuo's been told, the Apple Watch 2 will launch sometime in the second half of the year wielding a faster System-on-Chip (SoC) built by TSMC. And in addition to GPS, a notably missing feature of the original Apple Watch, the second generation model will sport... Read more...
If you thought that first generation Apple Watch was a little too limiting for your tastes and too dependent on its Bluetooth tether with an iPhone, some changes are in store for the next generation model according to a new report. The biggest update will come in the form of a modem, which will allow the next generation Apple Watch (which we’ll call the Apple Watch 2 from here on out) calling capabilities. Adding cellular functionality directly to the Apple Watch 2 would allow it to make/receive phone calls and text messages without first having to route through an iPhone. This would allow the Apple Watch to gain some newfound independence and you the freedom to leave your iPhone at home should... Read more...
When we hear rumors about upcoming Apple products, we usually take them with a grain of salt. But when Mark Gurman is behind those rumors, we definitely are notice, as he has a track record of being more right than wrong in recent years when it comes to Apple announcements. Such is the case with today’s revelation that Apple will hold a keynote address in March to launch two major products. The first of which we already expected: the second generation Apple Watch. Apple announced the first Apple Watch in the fall of 2014 at the tail end of its iPhone 6 keynote, but it didn’t actually launch the device until April 24th of this year. Apple had a long lead time with the first generation model in... Read more...