Apple Watch 2 - what's new?

Apple Watch 2 - what's new?
8 August 2016

If you're one of those people who likes to get all the latest technology, you'll know that there's a new Apple Watch due.

Of course, the first wearable technology from Apple didn't shake up the world like their other products have. Even so, they shifted 12 million of the things, which isn't to be sniffed at.

Where the first outing had its shortcomings, the new one looks like it'll sort them out.

This is according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reckons the Apple Watch 2 isn't going to look too different from the one on sale now, so the improvements will be under the hood.

It seems like there's going to be a GPS tracker in it, which is good for people who like using technology to aid their fitness regimes. Instead of having your phone in your pocket, you'll be able to wear a watch.

Of course, some people are very jumpy about GPS, and have numerous privacy concerns with it.

There's talk of the TSMC chip being reduced in size, which might not interest you greatly, but it should mean that the Apple Watch can have a larger battery.

A larger battery means a longer battery life, which is something that was grumbled about with the first Apple Watch.

Now, when is it getting released to everyone? Well, Kuo suspects that it'll be on sale before 2016 is over. That means it could be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7.

We think that this is most likely to happen in September 7th.

Interestingly, the rumours of two new Apple Watches getting released are getting louder.

As ever, you'd expect that to involve a fancy one, and a budget one. If they can sell one for under £200, then Apple could see a spike in sales concerning wearable technology.

TOPICS:   Technology

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