Apple Watch manufacturer spills the beans, hints at second-gen Apple Watch release window


We haven't doubted that the Apple Watch is merely Cupertino's first crack at conquering the wearable market and is bound to be succeeded by an heir in the foreseeable future. After all, the wearable is one of the more popular smartwatches so far, which means that it is bound to be succeeded by an improved version.

According to Quanta chairman Barry Lam, which is one of Apple's long-time contractors and the current physical manufacturers of the Apple Watch (as well as other Apple devices), the Apple Watch 2 is already in the works. While that is not surprising at all, Barry Lam actually revealed the possible release window of the wearable.

According to the high-ranking executive, the first willing adopters of the second Apple Watch will be able to strap it on their wrists in late Q2 2016, which coincides with our expectations. We suppose that Apple might once again hold an early Spring event dedicated to the gadget, similar to last year's "Spring Forward" one, during which it announced a ton of info regarding the wearable. The initial batch will be rather small, Lam reveals, but Cupertino will be able to meet larger demand for the wearable in Q3 2016, when the mass production of the gadget will speed up.

This rumor is seemingly coming from a rather reputable source, so we have all the reasons to believe that the second generation of the Apple Watch might indeed make its way to the shelves in late Q2 of 2016. What remains to be seen is when exactly Apple will announce its next wearable. 

As we know more, so will you. By the way, what do you expect of the second-gen Apple Watch? Share your wishlists in the comments section!


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15 Comments

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The isheep are praying that it doesn't look as girly and ugly as the original sheep watch.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol no, all they wish for is the betterment of Apple's bottom line, why else would they be gloating about Apple's profits?

14. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hahaha IKR... Even with a clinched tightly balled FIST, as 1/3 of the 16 pictures show, you can't get that watch from looking sugary. O.o.... That watch has honey in the hips.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Needs better battery life!

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm not a power user... Hence I see little to no use in a smartwatch & I'd much prefer a flip phone as my secondary cell... But if I ever find myself looking for a smartwatch, it would definitely be Pebbles simply because it can last around a week (or so I've heard)... I already have a dozen chores to do every morning... Can't afford yet another one, specially if it provide next to nothing in term of functionality... TRUTH BE TOLD

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not only better battery life. Which by the way Apple should have never released a watch with around 18 hours of battery life, especially for a watch that has its face off for most of its life. So it fails as an actual watch. Second when Apple boasted and bragged about how good the fitness tracking is on their watch. Well it sucks if you don't carry your iPhone around as well, especially if you go for a jog, run, bicycle ride, or even walk. That's because the Apple watch does not have GPS on board and it rely's on the iPhone for the accuracy. They also need to have WiFi that is usable. The ability to have custom watch faces would be nice as well. I know you can now add complications as well, but its not the same as having your own custom watch face. The biggest clincher is the price for what you are getting. The price of the watch is around the price of the iPhone, but since the watch rely's so heavily on iPhone and costs about the same. Then the Apple watch is not worth it.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My Casio has excellent battery life. Around 4 to 5 years. LOL.

5. ken6688

Posts: 13; Member since: May 24, 2013

Regret to have bought one.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Is it just me, or does this watch actually looks a lot like those cheap plastic watches we used to wear as kids back in kindergarten? You know, the ones with cartoon characters & all...? Anyone?

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The robot ones and the calculator watches? Yes it does. The Apple Watch is a terrible design. Let's hope Apple never makes clothing if smart jackets or something takes off.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Going into a nightclub last night, the guy on the door said he likes my Apple Watch as I went in (news from the bbc came up about France, no joke as I was going in) It was a gear s2 Classic (they selling 3x the number on very.co.uk as the normal s2 and at the same time no other watch is selling on there site including the cheap ones, the classic is selling for £299.99)

10. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Maybe they will make it round and copy Android as usual. The current version looks like a cheap Casio knock off product.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's hard to say with Apple. I think they can be stubborn and stick to rectangular. Then when they finally release round, like the iPhone 6 finally introduced bigger display, then their numbers will soar. Let's hope they are stubborn and stick with ugly fisher price style rectangular watch. Lol

15. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Dude... I skipped the Gear S2 because "I'm STILL in love" with my rectangular curved Gear S... Just flew back to Germany after a 2 year return to the USA, and all the flight attendants complimented Samsung Gear S... I love being back in Germany again, and I LOVE my Gear S. O.o

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So, 2 watch failures? I wonder will it get 3G and WiFi?

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