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.

via AppleInsider

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29 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Troll comments coming soon.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Nice way to start off the comments.

16. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

iphone watch is a Chinese toy for children

20. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because toys weren't already for children?

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They should have done so in their gen 1. All Android Wear have at least 300 mAH. I think Apple is too confidence. When i bought the first iPad it well made and last forever.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

In 3....2....1 lmao

3. Fona13A unregistered

As long as you use it as a watch and not a wrist-tablet it should be okay... *shrugs*

4. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Congrats to i-fans on their promotion to powerbank hugger from wallhugger.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn you thirsty AF for green thumbs........

9. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Says a person that like his own comments..smh

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Can't like your own comments lmao

13. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

multiple accounts, kid.

15. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That seems like a lot of work for one like

17. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Not for the sheep.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Actually you cam give yourself a green thumb. But i won't tell.you how

22. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lol it's cool

6. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Waste of money , it's junk, so many other cool, beautiful ,much cheaper and with much better quality are in market just some i... Fans pay that much money for a fully bugged useless digital watch :D

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The bigger battery is definitely a good idea. I'd like to see them do a round display though, but that's just me.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That or offer both would be cool.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I was thinking that also, but I think they'd be shooting themselves in the foot by offering both...a lot of effort would go into making the square version, but I think only the round one would sell if you gave them an option.

14. Fona13A unregistered

Round would be more elegant and fit the app icons, really. Seems like a missed mark to keep the square shape. Just my two cents.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Lyndon, I agree with round face. But I don't think you can top new Samsung and lg watch R design.

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Maybe not, but pretty much every other smartwatch OEM is making an attempt with round ones because it's obviously the nicest looking form factor.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So now it will last 8 hours with the screen on all day. Or 1.5 days if it's off most of the time.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Is that great or terrible? Not a smartwatch guy, just curious....

24. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Have you ever worn an actual watch?

25. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

G-Shock back in the day......not really a watch guy in general. I just know 8 hours sounds kinda s**tty.

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I stopped wearing a watch when I got a smartphone. Now I want a watch again so I can keep my phone in my pocket more often lol.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well I have the Gear S2 I tg9bk it had a 350mah. It ladt 2 days on a charge with no usage. But with hew y usage like GPS stiff, it wont last a day. So if it can last 1.5 days, that would be great

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