A recent analyst report revealed Apple’s growing popularity in the wearable market. Apple, is by far, the pioneer in accumulating about two-thirds of the smartwatch business, with an estimated 12 million units shipped, as per records. The New Year has started, and fans are looking forward to the release of Apple Watch 2, which is still the reason for speculations by many.
The rumor mill is indicating the release of second generation Apple Watch in September this year, reports MNRDaily. The Cupertino firm is expected to launch the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and multiple Apple watch bands during the March launch event. Rumors are running wild that the Apple Watch 2 will release in March, but reports say the tech giant is likely to introduce an Apple Watch “S” version, which is not the Apple Watch 2.
While fans may have to hold their patience for the Apple Watch 2 to arrive in the market, it gives the company more time to determine the technologies to integrate in the smart-wearable. One that is speculated to be on the device is wireless capability, which means that the watch will be less dependent on the iPhone you are using. Currently, the Apple Watch is heavily reliable upon the iPhone for receiving and sending data. However, the upcoming Apple Watch 2 will be no longer depend on the iPhone to some extent, if not fully.
According to analyst Gene Munster, the Apple Watch 2 is likely to get a refreshed version of its predecessor, rather than getting a complete change. Reports suggest that Apple will include a wireless chip in the wearable. For software updates to the watch, you may have to sync the device with your iPhone.
While not much is known is about the Apple Watch 2, reports are strongly hinting at an Apple Watch ‘S’ version, which will come in March. As for the second generation Apple Watch, we will have to wait till the end of the year to see if the Cupertino firm releases one.