Apple Watch ‘S’ Version Not Apple Watch 2, Says Analyst Gene Munster
Yesterday, we reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5se, Apple Watch bands and the 3rd generation iPad Air 3 at the company’s hardware launch event on March 15. We now know that there won’t be any Apple Watch 2 at the launch, but an upgradation of the former Apple Watch to the S version with choices of multiple bands and internal upgrades.Advertisement
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster the Apple Watch “S” will get new hardware upgrades, including a revamped battery and processor. He further explained that there is more to expect from the Apple Watch S version which will have a wireless radio as well.
The Cupertino firm loves to implement its iPhone design strategies for creating new products, and the Apple Watch “S” model is a reflection of the phone. From time to time, the tech giant has experimented with different products and there is no doubt why consumers get to enjoy refurbished internal components in every launch from the company, reports Business Insider.
Considering the other products at the March launch event, the iPhone 5se will come in a 4-inch screen size and will have support for Live Photos and Apple Pay app. Another coveted device, the 3rd generation iPad Air 3 is expected to be a revised version of the iPad Pro with more innovative features. There will be multiple band options for the Apple Watch 2 including a “space” black Milanese loop, Hermes bands, etc.
Gene Munster believes that the smart-wearable will get a little refreshed, but it won’t be a major update called the Apple Watch 2. Keeping up with Munster’s past predictions, he was right on many accounts, but not right in a few cases. For instance, he had been predicting the release of an Apple TV since 2011, which eventually got released by the end of 2015.
It is to be seen whether the analyst’s predictions for the Apple Watch turn true this time. As for now, you can wait for the March launch event when you find out the truth about the new releases, reports TechRadar.