Apple Watch 2 not coming this March?

Apple Watch 2 not coming this March?
While there has been speculation that Apple will roll out the second generation Apple Watch in March, the supply chain doesn't seem to be busy enough to suggest that a new Apple timepiece is on the way. A report published on Friday cited Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin, who said that if the second-generation Apple Watch was ready to be launched in March, he would have seen suppliers receiving big orders toward the end of last year. Besides the lack of activity in the supply chain, developers are said to also be uncharacteristically quiet.

This report conflicts with one we passed along last week that said the Apple Watch 2 would soon be undergoing production trials by contract manufacturer Quanta. The latter's chairman had said last year that the device would be coming to market during the the second quarter of 2016.

There is talk that Apple could be planing on releasing a revised version of the current Apple Watch that would include a Face Time camera. This would not be considered the second-generation Apple Watch, and could be announced at a press event that Apple is reportedly going to hold in March. Besides the Watch, we could see Apple unveil the long-rumored 4-inch iPhone that might be called the Apple iPhone 5e.

Jupiter Research recently announced that 8.8 million Apple Watch units were shipped last year, good enough to account for 51.5% of all smartwatches shipped in 2015.

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source: TechCrunch

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62 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Shipped? Not sold?.. Thought they predicted 18 million

44. sgodsell

Posts: 7175; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It was initially 30 million, then it dropped to 20, then it kept sliding. So now it makes sense that they cannot tell anyone when the next version is going to be ready. It comes down to sales and how much is left in stock. They have to at least clear out some stock first in order to bring in the new watch. Why would anyone want the older version if the new one is around the corner.

46. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They have not even sold all the 1st gen ones, so they not going to offer a new one any time soon, also Samsung as out done them again,I have no idea why phone arena is not reporting this, seehttp://www.sammobile.com/2016/01/17/samsungs-upcoming-wearable-activity-tracker-sm-r150-revealed-in-images/

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just not a fan of round watches, clicked the link and wasn't impressed. The best looking smart watch to me, is the Gear S. The Apple Watch is growing on me, now that I've learned to use it for what it is (a companion watch), and not what I want it to be (a standalone).

61. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

+1 from me bro... I'm still in love with my Gear S, and it still get compliments from shopkeepers and passerbyers here in Germany. It's bigger and more futuristic than the Gear S2... Shooot, I'd buy the Huawei Watch before the S2 for sure. Apple Watch, hahaha, sigh. O.o

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's wrong with the Apple Watch? It's actually a pretty good product. I'm really liking it, now that I gave it a chance.

3. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

I'm apple fan, but I don't like the Apple Watch.

4. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Just one question. How much the last year $10,000 Apple watch will cost after watch 2 released ??

8. Android_Swagnegger unregistered

9999.99

11. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I had one, normal one, bought $550, wanna sell to you at $500, ok ?? kidding me ?

13. Android_Swagnegger unregistered

No I buy when you sell at 499.99

6. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Oh no... waiting inpatiently for a way thinner Apple watch 2, and it's going to be late. Possibly problems with manufacturing some advenced next gen part.

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7175; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bull on the manufacturing problems. It has everything to do with getting rid of the current stock of existing watches. Remember these are electronic, so no one will want the older watches when the new ones arrive.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

what advantages would you get? this idea that tech should replaced in just a single year after plopping down 500+ bucks is insane...imo that is. Though if you have someone you can hand it to, the great...otherwise...meh

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Shouldn't be a problem. It's claimed that the biggest majority of Apple buyers are well endowed with money. Right? I mean that is the lie that's told. So they can fork out cash every year with no problem.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe some people resale their previous year iPhone to put cash towards the newest model. Techie stop being a salty hater.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That iPhone relsale value is awesome. It's helped me get into the latest one for cheap.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I sold my Galaxy S6 Edge+ and got enough to pay cash for my Note 5 and I had some left over. It's not about holding value, it's about what someone is willing to pay. The resale is fairly equal to any top class Galaxy device.

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well yeah, most of them well endowed with money... thats explain why 16GB model is the most selling type for iPhone, thats also explain why people choose subsidized by mobile network, and also most of them choose to turn in their old iPhone to get new one.. its obvious that money isnt their problem /s

42. AlikMalix unregistered

ibend... no one seriously claimed that Apple customers are "endowed with money" -- android trolls keep stating that fact. There were studies made before that edged apple users on average to be making more annually - it's not too dramatic, but some exaggerate - and now we got this notion going around.. There are quite a huge number of not so wealthy people that buy iPhones too (those are not the people that go out and buy apple watches for $500+) but there are also a lot of people who want an apple watch and can easily afford it. I'm one that can easily afford one every year (at $500 and under), but I dont care for one... Can we stop this feud already?

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not endowed with money, I work everyday for mine. I just know how to save it, so I have some to buy what I want. I'm a 9-5 Apple guy I guess lol.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is a lie. I watch you and several people claim that the biggest percentage of iPhone buyers have lots of money. When facts show that as long as you have an income of at least $8, you can afford any phone you want. It has been claimed. Here read it for your hypocritical self.http://news.investors.com/technology-click/022014-690632-apple-iphones-dominate-high-end-consumer-market.htm You guys lie so much, you can even keep up with them. I already disproved this article is flash based on shear numbers. Since most people were buying phones subsidized, it doesn't matter what your income level is. Because you all pay the same cost for a phone. So as long as you don't have terrible credit the price is the same. There aren't enough rich people to keep a company like Apple in business. Rich people can keep small companies like Lamborghini and Ferrari in business because they don't mast produce millions of pieces of product. A phone can be sold to anyone with reasonable income. Even minimum wage is enough. Even now with monthly payments, of you can make the down-payment if needed which is 20%, you can still get any device you want...rich or not. I've watch tons of you guys make that claim that Android is for poor people. No its just for everybody. When I see people with phones in any work category I see top rated Android models and the iPhone. I rarely see anyone with a cheap phone in the USA. Reasonable income is not hard to have here After all, parents buy small kids iPads.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Also, he gets caught in lies all the time, and I think he even makes stuff up on purpose thinking we won't check it out. He can't talk about anyone lying.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Alik, he gets caught in lies all the time, and I think he even makes stuff up on purpose thinking we won't check it out. He can't talk about anyone lying.

18. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Huawei ftw

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I decided to give the Apple Watch another try (hated not having a smart watch when using my 6s plus), and it's been a much better experience this time around. I bought the gold aluminum with a navy blue band, and it's been great so far. Watch so 2.1 is a lot more efficient.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Watch os

30. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Gear S2?

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's the question mark for? I don't want a gear s2, I have a gear s and Apple Watch.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17295; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Both on the same wrist, or one in each? :p

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