Even though the Apple Watch was received very well by both the media and Apple’s customers, a report published by AppleInsider says the next Apple Watch model will be delayed at least until mid or late 2016.
Cowen forecasts 18 million Apple Watch shipments by the end of this year and expects the company to move as much as 45 million by the end of next year, however analyst Timothy Arcuri adds that the figures might be pessimistic for next year as they’re based on the strength of data for 2015. It’ll probably thinnner, perhaps with a few design tweaks, and it’s likely that the battery life will improve as the company refines its fledgling wearable. While many may have been hoping for an Apple Watch 2 release sooner rather than later, a release in the latter part of next year would mean that buyers of the original Apple Watch could enjoy the kudos of having the latest device for a little longer. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, for example, are slightly thicker than their predecessors because of the addition of 3D Touch, but to keep their profiles slim, Apple has made a decision to use a smaller battery for its new iPhones.
As Cowen and Company said in a research memo published after a recent analysis of Asian suppliers, the Apple Watch 2 will be available between mid-2016 and late-2016. What would you like to see with the second gen Apple Watch?
This is reportedly so that Apple can incorporate a bigger battery into the next Apple Watch, as the one-day battery life is the biggest complaint Apple Watch users have so far reported. Well, those of us who have Apple Watches at least.