Apple Watch 2 rumored to have a "one glass solution" to make it thinner

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We've been hearing essentially since the original Apple Watch was announced that Apple would be making a concerted effort to make its second generation smartwatch thinner. At 10.5mm, the Apple Watch isn't really too thick compared to other popular smartwatches, but we all know Apple has device dysmorphia issues.

Now, we're getting a bit of info on how Apple intends to make the Watch 2 thinner without compromising important things like battery life. According to a new report, Apple will be switching from the glass-to-glass construction with the OLED display and adopt a new "one glass solution", which as you might be able to guess from the name would remove a layer of glass in the display thereby making the whole thing thinner. Of course, it's unclear how much one layer of glass adds to the overall thickness of an Apple Watch, but theoretically Apple has other ways to make things smaller as well.

All of that sounds pretty solid, but the trouble is that Apple partner TPK has apparently been having trouble keeping up the yield rates of these new "one glass solution" OLED displays. The report doesn't mention these troubles leading to any delays in the release of the Apple Watch 2, which is still expected before the end of the year, but it has cost TPK quite a bit of money. 

source: DigiTimes

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6 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is actually the device I'm most curious about. It's so up in the air at this point.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7165; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it has the rumored camera, then it won't matter about how thin it is. That 205mha battery has to be much bigger. Especially since Apples current watch has its watch face off for most of its life.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thinner? more like half mm thinner

4. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Zzzzzz

5. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

They should not have delayed apple watch 2

6. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

My Apple Watch has been in a drawer for the last 3 weeks. I've been using the Microsoft Band 2, better fitness device and all the notifications I want. I would rather have the same thickness and better battery life from the next Apple Watch, as well as OS improvements to make it more useful.

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