If you take a look at the video presented below, Apple Watch 2 is going retain the 38 and 42mm models, even though the display and thickness is going to be slightly smaller than Apple’s first wearable. This is probably going to be because of the OGS (One Glass Solution) that Apple has used for its upcoming wearable, which gives the company ample room to fit in a larger battery while reducing the thickness.
Apple’s iPhone announcement is said to take place on September 7, and the wearable could be announced with the smartphone at that above mentioned date. One of the things that will raise the bar for Apple Watch 2 is a fluid OS, but it was plagued with terrible battery life, which is nothing new as all wearables are suffering from the same drawback.
However, Apple could potentially reduce this issue by using microLEDs inside Apple Watch 2. OLED panels have started to get used more often by phone manufacturers because not only do they produce richer colors, they are also able to give these manufacturers more freedom to reduce the thickness of mobile devices.
Additionally, OLED panels reduce power consumption, but they also cost a lot to be placed in the device. We fear that Apple’s quest to make its Apple Watch 2 more efficient could actually make it more expensive compared to the starting price of the original Apple Watch. However, there is one other feature that is said to be present in upcoming smartwatch; cellular connectivity. With a cellular modem present inside the wearable, users would no longer have to rely on their phones to receive notifications.
Unfortunately, due to lack of battery life that’s expected from Apple Watch 2, the company will not be able to use such a feature, unless of course a better technology emerges next year.