Apple Watch owners complained about the short battery life (18 hours of mixed usage) and these negative reviews may have determined the American giant manufacturer to bring a bigger battery, to withstand at least one day on a single charge. According to a leaked image, Apple will use a 334 mAh lithium-ion battery that will solve the lifespan issues.
The image appeared on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, but MacRumors couldn’t confirm if this is the battery that will power the Apple Watch 2, because sometimes rumors prove to be hoaxes. However, a while ago, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the next gen smartwatch will launch with a bigger battery and the size of the battery that was leaked on the Chinese site coincides with his predictions.
If Apple will equip the 42mm model with a 334mAh battery, this means an increase of 88mAh, which is a 35.7 percent boost in battery size, but it’s not sure how bigger will be the battery for the new 38mm model, as the original Apple Watch houses a 205 mAh cell.
The new Apple Watch 2 is expected to be waterproof and will have the same design as the first smartwatch. It will run on the new watchOS 3, which means that it will receive new features, its performance will be improved and it will also support GPS. The device is rumored to be launched next month, alongside the iPhone 7. Nike’s Nike+Running app has been redesigned and renamed to Nike+ Run Club, and it can be found on the Apple Store for iPhones. The application has support for the GPS feature that will be added to the Apple Watch 2, and it will be very useful for those who want to know the number of steps they’re taking every day.
Apple is definitely preparing to release the Watch 2, as it already dropped the price for the 38mm Sport model from $299 to $199. Even the retail price for the standard Apple Watch was reduced a few months ago by $50.
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