Apple Watch 2 to launch alongside iPhone 7 this fall?

Apple Watch 2 concept by Eric HuismannApple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference is taking place this week. The company yesterday unveiled watchOS 3.0 along with a rebranded macOS and other software during the keynote. As expected, there was precious little in terms of hardware announcements. The hit-and-miss Digitimes now reports that a second-generation Apple Watch could launch sometime this fall, likely alongside the upcoming iPhone 7.

According to its sources “from the supply chain,” Apple has now begun to order chips and components necessary to start production sometime next quarter in preparation for a fall launch. The report adds that orders are higher than expected and shipments of the new Apple Watch could hit about two million units per month.

While early rumours about the next generation Apple Watch suggested a major upgrade, more recent ones have instead suggested minor revisions. New features could include a FaceTime camera but the focus is expected to be on upgraded hardware and minor cosmetic changes.

Digitimes was also behind rumours that production for the Apple Watch 2 would begin in Q2. With a spotty record at best, we recommend that you take this latest report with a healthy pinch of salt.

Source : Digitimes