Trial Apple Watch 2 production reportedly starting later this month

By , Jan 13, 2016

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A new supply chain rumour from Taiwanese outlet Commercial Times claims that a second-generation Apple Watch is scheduled to hit Quanta’s conveyor belts in the coming weeks, ahead of a rumoured media event in March 2016.

Quanta is an Apple supplier that builds the current-generation Apple Watch so it’s not surprising they have been commission to assemble the forthcoming model. However, the iPhone maker could rely on additional partners to build the second-generation device, including Foxconn, Inventec and Wistron, as per the report.

Sources have described the Apple Watch 2 as having an integrated FaceTime camera, improved Wi-Fi features, a faster chipset and unchanged screen resolution from the original.

Other claimed features of the Apple Watch 2 reportedly include additional sensors for richer health, fitness and (for the first time) sleep monitoring, including the likelihood of blood pressure and blood oxygen measurements.

Diving deep into Apple’s Jobs website, BuzzFeed News noticed that the Cupertino firm appears to have ramped up hiring related to Apple Watch development, having posted at least four job listings since November.

Specifically, the company is in the need of biomedical engineers and technicians to join its Health Technologies team, which may or may not be indicative of new Apple Watch 2 features.

Source: Commercial Times (Google Translate) via GforGames

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  • Gabriel Anaya

    Glad I waited out. First apple watch is very much a beta product. Was best for me to wait for a refined version

    • diggitydang

      I was going to say the opposite. I’m glad I purchased the first one, as I don’t see these features worth waiting for or upgrading for. Maybe the 3rd Gen.

  • Jamessmooth

    I’ve been happy with my watch, but it’s been a bit sluggish over the last few months. I’d like the next watch to have more than 1 day of battery (although I can get about a day and a half at this point).

  • the hood

    So will this be an ‘s’ watch?