By the end of 2016, Apple will release two new Watch models and the bigger upgrade will have the same general design as the original smartwatch, but it will receive new internal components. Ming-Chi Kuo, famous analyst from KGI Securities, has reported that the Apple Watch 2 will come with a thinner display, a new GPS radio, a barometer and an improved resistance to water. In addition, the 16 nm processor built by TSMC will require a larger battery.

Apple Insider has obtained these details from Kuo and it seems that the upgraded Watch wearable will have advanced geolocation capabilities. This means that the Watch 2 will be able to track location and altitude and these features will be appealing to the exercisers who like to explore mountains.

A week ago, another rumor was suggesting that Samsung’s upcoming Gear S3 smartwatch will come with the same fitness-tracking abilities. This is a good thing, because wearable makers will encourage more and more people to go outside and starting a fitness journey.



Although the demand for smartwatches has dropped lately, Apple still leads the pack, as in the second quarter of 2016, there have been shipped 1.6 million Apple devices, with 1 million more than the Samsung Galaxy Gear range. Unfortunately, standalone LTE data support will not be available until next year, but the Apple Watch 2 will run on the new WatchOS 3 that was unveiled in June, and which will have a new interface.

The original Apple Watch was released in two variants of screen sizes: 38mm (1.33-inch with 272×340 pixels resolution and 326 dpi), and 42mm (1.53-inch with 312×390 pixels resolution and 326 dpi). However, the Watch Sport models cost $349 and $399 respectively, the regular Watch is priced between $549 and $1,049 (38mm) or $599 and $1,099 (42mm), while the Watch Edition is much more expensive, costing between $10,000 and $17,000.

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