Photo claims to show larger 334mAh battery for Apple Watch 2
Just the other day, we passed along some leaked specs for the Apple iPhone 7. According to the leak, the iPhone 7 will get a 14% hike in battery capacity to 1960mAh. But Apple will apparently be adding higher capacity cells to more than just its smartphones. According to a photograph spotted on Weibo, the 42mm Apple Watch 2 will be carrying a larger 334mAh battery when it is released. That would represent a 36% increase over the 246mAh battery found on current 42mm models of the timepiece.
Exchanging the current cell for a larger capacity model on the next version of the Apple Watch will help Apple tackle one of the biggest issues that consumers have had with its smartwatch. We might just hear all about the Apple Watch 2 during the manufacturer's September 7th event during which the new iPhone models could be unveiled.
There had always been hope dating back to the launch of the Apple Watch, that the second version of the device would come with its own cellular connectivity so that calls could be made and received directly from the watch without having to pair it to an iPhone. But a report earlier this month said that Apple had "hit roadblocks" trying to stuff the necessary technology into the next model.
According to connected-Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple will offer two different versions of its next wearable device. The high-end model will include GPS and a barometer. Both new models will have improved waterproofing (currently, Apple doesn't recommend that you go into the shower or the pool with the watch on your wrist) and a faster processor.