Thinner Apple Watch could debut at WWDC in June, more on the iPhone 7 Plus

Thinner Apple Watch could debut at WWDC in June, more on the iPhone 7 Plus
The general rumors have claimed that we wouldn't be seeing a major update to the Apple Watch until the next generation iPhones are announced in September, but analyst Brian White got to take a tour of the Chinese supply chain and he says it looks likely that Apple might be bumping up that timeline. He also had some things to say about the iPhone 7 Plus.

White's comments on the iPhone 7 Plus aren't exactly new. He just apparently confirmed previous rumors that the reported dual-camera system would only be on the iPhone 7 Plus and not on the iPhone 7. However, what he saw and thinks about the Apple Watch is a bit more interesting. According to what he saw in the supply chain, the next version of the Apple Watch could be as much as 20 to 40% thinner than the previous model, and he thinks it may be announced sooner than expected. 

White said he walked away from the tour with the impression that the Apple Watch 2 would be announced in the next 2-3 months, which would make the timing just right for it to debut at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in June. Apple has shied away from hardware announcements at WWDC in order to focus on the "developer" side of it all, but the company has also been trying to space out hardware launches a bit more, so it might make sense for a new Apple Watch at WWDC. 

We'll have to wait and see. 

source: MacRumors



1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Starting to think about a smart watch. Guess I will wait little longer and see what they bring.

2. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

What is it with with Apple going all-thin on every device?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

to excuse them for using cheaper smaller battery?

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Dont care about my phone to get thinner, but the apple watch can slim down a bit, and 30-40% sounds good. They should also offer a round version, with it's own complimenting round UI. I'm not an Apple Watch owner, BTW...

8. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Just as long as the price justifies its quality, it will do. Also, not sure there should be a round version. I pictured it to be ugly.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Ever-thinner phones is stupid because no-one is asking for them and in many cases they're actually less comfortable to use as well as having the battery/camera lens limitations... Thinner watch on the other hand does make sense, the original Apple watch is too thick for sure.

14. AlikMalix unregistered


10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Although some men like a thicker bulkier watch, most would see this as a good thing especially women. The watch can loom a little thick on small women. As for battery life, surprisingly it hasn't been an issue for me at all. Sure it would be great if it last two days just in case I forget to charge it, but the few times that has happened the watch did go for a day and a half before I put it into battery saving mode. I constantly have around 60 -70 percent when I put it on the charger at night.

12. TerryTerius unregistered

I would have to agree on watches. Most high end watches are pretty damn slim.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hey PA I have a question for does one become an Analyst?? I only ask because I see that these people, just like weather man have no clue and just guess like the rest of us but they get paid 6 figures. Articles of analyst saying one thing or another are as useless as the articles from benchmark scores.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

My wife happens to be a tv weather person. It's funny how people never say that to her face. They all have Twitter fingers!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Weather analysts don't guess, they base it off of repeated patterns that produce a specific phenomenon.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

I would agree on the tech or market analysts, but when it comes to weather, its mostly pattern and science and very little applied educated guessing or not at all... But analysts are just as the name suggests, anal-ysts... they get the info right from their..... ahem.... like I said: as the name suggests...

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