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A second-generation Apple Watch will most likely launch either alongside Apple’s iPhone 7 this September or later this year, according to supply chain sources who spoke with DigiTimes, a Taiwanese trade publication with a hit-and-miss record in reporting Apple rumors.

Apple is said to have stepped up procurement of chips and other components for the Apple Watch 2. Orders for the upcoming device have reportedly been higher than expected, with an estimated two million monthly shipments of the second-generation Apple Watch.

Noting that sales of the Apple Watch thus far “have been a disappointment,” the sources opined that the “rather aggressive” Apple Watch 2 orders are hinting that Apple’s commitment to the product remains strong.

Shipments of chips and components for the Apple Watch 2 are set to begin in the third quarter of this year, with the device expected to debut “later in 2016,” probably this fall alongside the iPhone 7.

Source: DigiTimes

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  • Quilliv

    No thank you over priced crap

    • Gregg

      I quite enjoy my watch. It is more useful than I ever imagined it to be. It actually DOES motivate me to be more active. If it gets faster with 3.0, – great! And it makes me reach for my phone less. Apple – you nailed it, again.

  • Anonymous

    Personally i want the 38mm sport if this is true. And only if its good for swimming. I currently have a 42mm steel model. So for round two i wont be going as so much for appearences as i want more functionality.