Apple Watch 2 probably won't launch until later on in 2016

Apple Watch 2 probably won't launch until later on in 2016
Sure, Apple enjoyed a strong start in the smartwatch industry with the arrival of the Apple Watch earlier on this year. And yes, it's arguably one of the prettier and more well-built wrist computers we've seen so far. But there remains a feeling of apathy around the product category as a whole, and despite a largely positive reception for the Watch, many are already eager to see what the second-gen model will bring. It makes sense to expect the sequel to arrive in April of next year, since most gadgets operate a one-year shelf life. According to new information, though, this won't be the case, with the second-gen Apple Watch instead more likely to drop during mid-to-late 2016.

It's a revelation that's unlikely to have many people too concerned, mind. The Apple Watch is unquestionably expensive compared to its peers, for starters, and since techies like to own the very latest products, early adopters will be able to enjoy this status for a little longer than was perhaps anticipated.

A Cowen and Company research memo indicates that the follow-up release will arrive no sooner than mid-2016, and could drop even later than that. Should this be the case, it's possible that Apple will merge its unveiling with that of the next-gen iPhone, which usually gets announced during the month of September.

Cowen and Co. predicts that Apple will ship 18 million Watches by the end of this year. It also expects uptake to increase dramatically in 2016, with conservative estimates indicating 45 million shipments for the entirety of next year.

As for the Apple Watch 2, there's no concrete evidence of the changes we can expect as yet. Many have lamented the lack of a camera with the original Watch, so Apple may implement a FaceTime shooter next time around. It'll probably thinnner, perhaps with some design tweaks, and it's likely that the battery life will improve as the company refines its fledgling wearable.

source: AppleInsider

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13 Comments

1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Of course it wont. Unlike Samsung which farts a new product every week they take the time to polish and make sure all its features work well or at least most of them. It took samsung what 25 smart watch models after to make a really nice one like they did with latest one running tizen? Wow

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Gear S2 took well over a year to conceptualize and develop. And guess why it seems so nice? Their experience from making the other smart watches. While Apple won't have a really nice one until late 2016 or longer if that one sucks as much and is as ugly as this current one. Lol

7. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Top bad is that why Apple Smart watch is outselling Samsung smartwatches like nothing? Ppl lie, numbers and sales don't lie. Talk to me about how good Samsung is when it actually sells. The S2 u mention would probably get a price drop in 1 month while the Apple smartwatch 1st gen will still sell well at full retail price. Resale value btw Apple and Samsung is no comparisons, Samsung's products are crap after 1 year.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So sales equals quality now? Okay then....

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

how stupid are u man numbers and sales dont lie hahahaha what about the returned units since they did not like it, the only reason apple sold any is they have so many blind followers and i really mean dumb just how did u get this far in life dumb followers

12. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

same old reasons haters always say whenever apple sells a lot of stuffs. oh cmon, just accept the fact.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thats strange coming from a guy with Martin Cooper (first cellphone ever) username. I didnt took them much when first gen still kicks ass.

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Iterate fast, improve fast. Or copy the features from others like Apple does.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

what was that about apple taking its time to polish a terd

13. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

They should make a round watch like the Moto360. Something nice and Masculine for the gents and something feminine for the ladies. I'm not wearing tiny square watch! EVER!

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's way too late. This disgusting looking watch needs a makeover asap.

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

By the time Apple comes out with a "Good" iWatch, Samsung will have made 3 "Gear S Series" watches that are compatible with iOS... Hahaha. O.o

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

And still nobody would buy it LMAO

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