Apple Watch 2 May Arrive in Mid- to Late-2016

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri claims the second-generation Apple Watch will arrive in mid- to late-2016, reports AppleInsider. The report also claims that the second Apple Watch would be thinner than its predecessor.


    Arcuri's research memo, based on a recent trip of Asian suppliers, also says Apple will ship 18 million Apple Watches by the end of 2015, with at least 45 million shipped in 2016. Although he also notes the figures for 2016 may be pessimistic based on the current data.

    Thus far, very few rumors have emerged about Apple's next Apple Watch. In June, it was reported that the second Apple Watch would feature a FaceTime camera, expanded Wi-Fi and new materials. The new Wi-Fi chip would allow the Watch to do more without an iPhone.

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  2. brinary001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I'm calling it now: Another 'Spring Forward' event in March announcing the update, pre-orders in April, widespread availability in summer.
  3. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    45 million shipped in 2016?

    How? Unless Apple has Blood Glucose level detection in Apple Watch 2, I don't know how that number is remotely attainable?
  4. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    For whatever reason, I just don't know if I can see a second gen apple watch next year. The Watch is by no means a "flop", but I don't think it has enough traction yet to support a second version. It goes without saying that I could be completely wrong, but everything about the Watch release was pretty strange.

    I think it'd be much more likely to have a second gen Watch announced next year, and then released Spring 2017.
  5. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
    Should I return the one I have now?

    Either it was going to have Wi-Fi or it wasn't. They should've put it on there the first time. How do they expect people to keep buying if they leave out obvious stuff? It's like they're releasing prototypes and selling them as the real thing
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    Hopefully the battery is better. But who am i kidding, it's apple...

    But i'll most likely buy one next year.
  7. caskin8a macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Seriously Apple, please no FaceTime camera. Or thinner. Here's an actual example of a product that you keep the same size, and increase the battery size.

    Here's what you do:

    Make the home screen icons bigger, give it an e-sim, give it an all day ambient mode, more shots of the jellyfish (try 40 instead of 4) and please, I beg you, for the love of God fix that damn delay that happens every single time I push "Reply". That's it, I'll buy one.

    You can even save GPS/two day battery/screen lamination for version three and milk me a third time.
  8. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    The apple watch does have WiFi.
  9. Da Hurdler macrumors member

    Da Hurdler

    Sep 10, 2015
    I couldn't agree more.
  10. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    The battery is great. It usually lasts for upto two days, and comfortably lasts for one day with moderate-heavy use. I'm actually worried battery will get worse with future versions.
  11. itbeme macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011
    WIFI will drain that battery like hell. Apple Watch like all other products from la pomme ...Gen 1 is like a pre-release of the real thing, where the must-haves and latest and greatest geeks finance the real thing which always shows up in 2.0 or in some cases V3. Not for me ....yet;
  12. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Exactly what it does or how it works is something of a mystery to me, however. When my iPhone battery dies, Siri still works on my watch. But when I walk too far from my iPhone when it's on, I get the red no phone icon and nothing works.
  13. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
  14. Lazy macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Or on the other hand wouldn't an improved model help it gain "traction"?
  15. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    But when can you pre-order a spot to reserve an in-store pickup after it gets officially released and available for order?
  16. lincolntran macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2010
    Breaking: there will be a new Apple Watch next year. No matter what.
  17. btrach144 macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2015
    The major question is, will Apple Watch 1 bands work on the Apple Watch 2? And will Apple Watch 2 bands work on the older(current) Apple Watch?
  18. nostaws macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2006
    I'm holding out for the Microsoft band 2 announcement in October.
  19. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    of course they will
  20. Jesus on OSX macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2003
    I was going to sell mine recently anticipating a refresh by Christmas, but glad I didn't. Also, really happy I bought the aluminum model and not the Watch Edition. Just good decisions all around.
  21. oghowie macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    So they can kill sales for a couple months? No way. They'd announce a few weeks before release.
  22. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    That's true, it could go either way. It's so hard to say partly because it's a first gen product, and partly because it's a unique product for Apple: their first wearable.

    If they DO come out with a new one next year, I hope they upgrade the heck out of it. In my opinion, the current Apple Watch was just a tad too pricey for what it does (or can't do).
  23. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    I hope you're right. It's going to be a long wait for Gen 2 (which I intend to buy, and know at least one other person who's holding out for) otherwise.

    Then again, with no October event this year, I assumed Apple was clearing the decks to allow a Spring event every year, like we used to have with iPads.
  24. iZac, Sep 28, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015

    iZac macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2003
    Whilst I would love Apple to stagger their releases throughout the year, I think this will certainly need to shift to the 'holiday' buying season more so that any other product in Apple's lineup. It's much more suited as a 'gifted' product since it's not tied down to buying a contract like a phone, and won't replace many people's existing arm based tech (yet) and it's a watch, watches make good gifts.

    If you look at Apple's previous introductions to new consumer categories (phones, tablets) they have been introduced in summer and spring - presumably to build momentum before holiday sales. I wish they would shift at least one of these product lines away from their autumn product splurge though, since they'll end up cannibalizing their own sales - who wants to buy an iPhone, Watch and iPad if they're all going to be coming out of your October salary!
  25. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Same reason they left out a camera on the first iPad.
    There's no point in releasing a polished turd. If the Watch was a flop, wifi or a faster chip or a few more hours of battery life wouldn't have saved it. But now they know it's a success they can polish it for Gen 2.

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