Apple yesterday sent out invitations to its next press conference. It will take place on September 7th. As is so often the case, it reveals little about what will be announced, saying only “See you on the 7th.” The company is widely expected to unveil next generation iPhones, likely the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with one and perhaps even […]
Apple Watch 2
No cellular connectivity for upcoming Apple Watch 2
Rumours earlier this year suggested that the upcoming Apple Watch 2 would come with cellular connectivity. Bloomberg today reports that Apple was indeed trying to make its next-generation smartwatch less dependent on the smartphone but “hit roadblocks in making major changes that would connect its Watch to cellular networks and make it less dependent on the iPhone.” It now looks […]
Apple Watch 2 and second model to launch before end of year?
Rumours have for months now suggested that Apple will unveil a new Apple Watch sometime this year. While early ones hinted at a major redesign, more recent ones have instead predicted a nearly identical device with upgraded hardware and minor cosmetic changes. In his latest research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that things could get a little more interesting with not one but two […]
Apple Watch 2 to launch alongside iPhone 7 this fall?
Apple’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 […]
Apple Watch 2 to come with built-in cellular connectivity?
The Apple Watch is now a year old and Apple has yet to reveal exactly how many it has sold. In an article published a week ago, The Wall Street Journal pegs sales at 12 million in that first year alone. At an estimated average price of US$500, that would have been worth about US$6 billion in revenues to the […]
KGI Securities: No major design changes for Apple Watch until 2017
Following Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White’s prediction that Apple would unveil a thinner Apple Watch as early as WWDC 2016, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in with his own predictions. In his latest note, Kuo predicts that physical changes will be slight with the focus instead being on upgraded internal components. Kuo’s prediction of “spec improvements with limited changes to form factor design” suggests […]
Thinner Apple Watch 2 to be unveiled at WWDC 2016?
Early rumours ahead of Apple’s “Let us loop you in” press event suggested that the company would unveil a new smartwatch at the event. Those rumours died down as we got closer to the event with new ones instead suggesting a launch in September along with the next-generation iPhone. Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White this week issued a research note, suggesting that Apple may […]
Apple Watch 2 mass production to start in Q2?
Recent rumours have pushed out the launch of the next generation Apple Watch from March to September. The latest word is that Apple Watch 2 mass production will begin sometime in Q2. Citing supply chain sources, the notoriously hit-and-miss Digitimes reports that Quanta will be the sole supplier. We first learned back in November that Quanta, which built the original Apple Watch, would manufacture the […]