Recently, there has been a photo that has leaked online of what seems to be the 334 mAh battery designed for the Apple Watch 2. Perhaps this is a confirmation of the earlier rumors that the second generation of Apple Watches will benefit a better battery. Last Sunday, the photo of this lithium-ion battery appeared on the Chinese site Weibo. However, there is no official confirmation of the fact that this will be the model used for the future device.
However, the size of this leaked battery seems to resemble the description Ming-Chi Kuo (who works as an analyst at KGI Securities) gave for the Apple Watch 2. According to MacRumors, if the battery is indeed the one Apple is going to use, the upcoming 42 mm model will receive a 35.7% bigger battery, since the Apple Watch currently has a 246 mAh one. Still, there are no clues regarding the 38 mm model and how much bigger it will be compared to the current 205 mAh one.
The Apple Watch 2 is said to be released together with the iPhone 7 sometime this September. Rumor has it that its waterproof body will be enjoying a design similar to the one of the previous models. People expect it to be released with GPS, a better performance, plus lots of new features.
At the same time, Nike released a new version of the Nike+Running app targeted at the Apple public before the launching of the Apple Watch 2. The smartphone app seems to have been renamed Nike+Run Club and it will support the GPS feature that will be added to the upcoming watch. As such, you will be able to track your steps better.
Meanwhile, retailers are clearing out their stocks before the new model arrives, which explains some significant discounts on the previous models. Just this week, the price for an Apple Watch Sport, the 38 mm version, decreased from $299 to $199.