And now, the Apple Watch 2 news we’ve all been waiting for: according to Wall Street analyst Brian White, the new Apple smart watch will be 20 to 40% thinner than the current line of Apple Watches.
Other rumored updates include a series of “spec improvements with limited changes to form factor design” according to a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
While the new Apple Watch may look the same as its predecessor, here are some of the rumored upgrades to its operating system, as reported by the BitBag:
- A front-facing camera
- Built-in GPS
- Longer battery life
- Improved health monitoring features
- Emergency alerts
A number of the Apple Watch 2’s rumored features indicate a move to make the device self-sufficient. The original Apple Watch relies heavily on an accompanying iPhone for the user to enjoy full functionality — but with features like built-in GPS, the new Apple smart watch may stand on its own.
There’s no word on an official Apple Watch price for the latest version, but we can safely bet that its upgraded features will make the latest version cost at least as much as the Apple Watch when it first debuted: $349.
The new Apple Watch is rumored to make an appearance at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, alongside a thinner and faster MacBook Air lineup.
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