Analyst for KGI Securities, an Internet Security firm in India, Ming Chi-Kuo has issued a report that states that Apple will launch two new smart watches in the second half of 2016 alongside the new iPhone 7. One of them would be named the Apple Watch 2 as a successor to the Apple Watch and will come with new major features, while the second will only be a minor upgrade of the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch 2 will pack new features such as a Barometer, GPS Radio and a battery with larger capacity. The second version will only be different from the Apple Watch with a 16nm TSMC processor and waterproof capability.
Both smartwatches wouldn’t be designed differently though; Ming stated that Apple is leaving the default Apple Watch design until 2018. 4G LTE connectivity will come earlier though, in 2017.
Further reports have stated that the high-end Apple Watch 2 will utilize the One Glass Solution (OGS) display technology, as opposed to the Glass on Glass (G/G) technology in use in the Apple Watch. This will ensure that the display is thinner and better in quality.