Rumor: Apple Watch 2 screens will not change size, resolution or shape

Rumor: Apple Watch 2 screens will not change size, resolution or shape
A new rumor out of Korea has Apple sticking to a square face for the Apple Watch 2. In fact, if the rumor is legit, the Watch 2 will keep the current 1.32-inch OLED screen (with a 272 x 340 resolution) for the 38mm version of the device. The 42mm variant of the watch will continue to sport a 1.5-inch glass with a 312 x 390 resolution.

While LG is the lone supplier of glass screens for the current Apple Watch, the rumor states that the sequel will see Samsung producing a flexible OLED display for the device, along with LG. This contradicts a report published last month that claimed LG will continue to remain the sole supplier of displays for the next iteration of the Apple Watch. The sequel is expected to be released some time next year.

The Apple Watch 2 could feature a thinner display in order for Apple to include a larger capacity battery. That's something that all users can be happy about. There is also talk that the next-generation Apple Watch will be a stand-alone model like the Samsung Gear S. This would mean that an iPhone would not have to be paired with the watch, as the timepiece would be able to make/take calls and receive notifications on its own.

source: Naver (translated) via GforGames


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