A new Apple Watch is expected to be released in June this year, but despite what recent reports say about some design changes, the only upgrade will be on the internal part of it.
A recent analyst determined that the Apple Watch 2 might be debuting this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June that would feature a thinner and lighter version of the Apple Watch.
However, security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the upcoming model will have an “s” update where there will not be major design changes but there will be on the internal. As a result, the next Apple Watch could be faster, have a longer battery life and a slightly better screen, but will look exactly like the last one.
The information came from Apple Insider, which obtained a research note that Kuo issued on April 11. Kuo also stated that the next Apple Watch version will sport updates in terms of specifications, but there will be “limited changes to form factor and design”.
This means that it remains to be seen just what Apple has in mind for the 2016 Apple Watch “s” upgrade, but the lighter and thinner second version of the Apple Watch might be released in 2017.
What about an Apple Watch “S”?
Since the Apple Watch 2 will have to wait a while, Apple will release at the moment an “s” update, where they will add a nearly identical design as the original, where the company will drag out this scheme before with its smartphones.
For example, we got the iPhone 6s, which is build up like the iPhone 6, with an improved performance, but those improvements aren’t like the ones the iPhone 7 might have.
LoveBrand Too Much?
Kuo also predicted that about 7.5 million Apple Watch might be shipped this year, because the market its still “immature”, because many of the people who buys an Apple Watch are usually middle-age people, this is because the gadget doesn’t offers “new cultural material” for teens, despite how many teens use a clock these days also.
But that’s not bad at all. Since about 62 percent of Apple Watch owners will buy the updated version sight unseen, no matter what the new version offers to them – that’s what loyalty is about.
Source: Computer World