Apple likes to change the way how their devices look over the years, but don’t think they are going to change the style of the Apple Watch 2 anytime soon. Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst, says that Apple’s wearable tech will be on the same biennial hardware overhaul schedule. And the thing is, he’s usually right with his analyses.
Analyst States Apple Watch 2 to Have Limited Changes to its Form Factor
Kuo’s latest research note about the Apple Watch 2 came out recently and he notes that the second-generation model of the wearable device will only have “limited changes to form factor design.” There are, however, expected internal improvements but the analysts do not know what those changes will be in detail. However, we are not limited to speculating what those internal changes might be.
There are reports that were released last summer pertaining to the 2nd-Generation Apple Watch and it was found out that it was already in the works. It is speculated that it will contain a Wi-Fi chip that would allow the watch to function without the need of a nearby iPhone. With said chip, it would make the wearable tech a whole lot more useful than it is now. The current generation model can connect to a Wi-Fi network IF it is paired with an iPhone, however it cannot connect to a wireless network on its own. There are rumors circulating around that the tech giant considers the addition of installing a camera, primarily for FaceTime use. Think of it as talking to your watch just like spies from sci-fi movies.
The first generation watch from Apple is about to have its one-year anniversary. However, even though the device will already survive its first year, but there are those who already declare that the device is a bust. But then again, not every device that Apple releases into the markets are an immediate hit (think about the iPhone SE as a prime example).
If the tech company were to improve on the internals for the Apple Watch 2, and if they can make it more functional on its own without relying too much being connected to an iPhone, then people might be more likely to go for it than other wearable techs on the market. In fact, even if there are upgrades that would result in the Watch acquiring a higher price than the original model, if people deem it to be worthy of said cost, then they wouldn’t mind spending the extra few hundred dollars to get it as long as they get good value for money out of it.