Media: the release of the Apple Watch 2 will be held in September or October of this year
The second generation Apple Watch will be presented in September or October of this year, reports Digitimes, citing industry sources. According to the informant, the smart watch may debut together with the new generation of smartphones Apple.
According to analysts, sales of “smart” hours at the end of II quarter of 2016 decreased by 32%. The reason is the drop in sales of the Apple Watch. According to IDC, in the second quarter of 2016 Apple shipped 1.6 million hours, while a year earlier to 3.6 million units.
“The lack of applications and a small battery life did not allow “smart” hours become mainstream product. The market of smart watches is expected to remain small and is unlikely to become a growth driver for manufacturers of components, as originally planned”.
Anyway the Apple Watch remains the undisputed market leader, although the proportion of the device decreased from 72% to 47%. Second-place Samsung sold in the second quarter, only 600 000 of these gadgets. The decline in sales of the Apple Watch largely due to the fact that users are waiting for the second-generation model.
Apple calls the number of units sold Apple Watch, so you can judge the popularity of new items you can only by circumstantial evidence. Analysts say the numbers from 11 to 13 million sold copies of and indicate a high level of customer satisfaction. However, the number of sales of Apple Watch is much less than the number of compatible smartphones in the hands of users.
According to rumors, Apple Watch 2 will have a productive SiP platform S2, built-in FaceTime camera and will be less dependent on iPhone that can increase the popularity of the device. This will be possible thanks to the integration of the new chip Wi-Fi. Now Apple Watch is no integrated GPS, so geolocation data taken from a smartphone. In addition, with the GPS in the Apple Watch 2 will be built-in blood pressure monitor and tracking sleep quality.
In January, insiders have demonstrated photo by unknown of “smart” watches that are in style very reminiscent of the “Apple” gadget and may well be the second generation Apple Watch. The key difference from the first generation – round display. The sources did not provide conclusive evidence of the authenticity of the picture, so the novelty may well be a clone of smart watches from Chinese manufacturers.