Apple Watch 2 rumors pop up again: coming later this year?

Apple Watch 2 rumors pop up again: coming later this year?
It has been quite a while since we've heard rumors about a reiteration of Apple's smart timepiece. The Watch was announced way back in September of 2014, but Cupertino took its sweet time before finally launching the device in April of 2015. Today, the Apple Watch is 14 months old and has, very obviously, skipped its chance to get an annual refresh cycle.

So, will there be a second Watch any time soon, and for how long should we expect each generation of this product to be relevant? These are both valid questions, but, unfortunately, we've no way to know what Apple is planning for the wearable, at least not that early in the line's life. But, judging from the massive overhaul of the watchOS software that was presented at WWDC 2016, it's obvious that Apple is not to be discouraged by a slight drop in interest, and will be looking to rekindle interest towards its wearable once again.

According to tech blog DigiTimes, Cupertinians are gearing up for the production of a second generation Watch, which should be presented later in 2016. According to an alleged source from inside the supply chain, Apple is quite generous with the component ordering, and production levels could hit 2 million units shipped per month.

That's quite an optimistic preparation, considering the current interest level in the Apple Watch, and we have to wonder — assuming this report is true, does Cupertino have an Ace up its sleeve? A groundbreaking feature that would suddenly make everyone get an Apple Watch 2? We'll have to wait and see.

source: DigiTimes via Pocket Now

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