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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11 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Thats why they say, Never Buy A first gen product.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 6851; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What kills me is most of the Apple watch faces that are shown are round analog watch faces to begin with, so a round watch face looks much better on a round display. Like some of the round Android Wear watches. I had an Apple guy tell me that Apple has more choices when it comes to Watches compared to other smart watches. I said really, how so? He said we have more choices in sizes, material finishes, and band combinations. I don't know what kool aid he was drinking, but Apple only has 1 square style in 2 sizes, and a few band offerings. Android Wear has 8 different watches (styles), with more to come (both square and round). Can use off the shelf watch bands. To top it off you can now use Android Wear watches to get iphone notifications. Just install a 3rd party app on android wear watch and one on an iPhone.

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yep and never buy non S iphone, 5S was much better than 5 and 6S will be much better than 6.

15. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

"much better" is very subjective. I can argue that non S models tend to get both internal and external (physical) updates, while S models tend to get only internal updates.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Well its Apple, didn't expect any changes

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Yeah, screen will not change "size, resolution, or shape"...... Only "PRICE".... O.o greed

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Epic Fail.....Again!

4. surethom

Posts: 1613; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Its common sense for apple watch 2 to look the same, but apple watch 3 will go round.

8. TBomb

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Apple can't be seen succumbing to the consumers.

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And who is expecting there to be any physical changes? The fanboys will be pleased with whatever Apple throws at them. Obvious change will likely come with the 4th/5th gen.

12. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Obviously. It is apple.

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