Apple has sent out media invites for a launch event on September 7, where all eyes will be on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But as we have reported before, these two aren’t going to be the only two launches, and the Apple Watch 2 is also widely expected to make an appearance. With less than a week to the event, alleged components of the wearable have surfaced online hinting at some major incoming changes. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
An Apple Watch 2 teardown by international electronics shop Byte allegedly shows some of its important internals. One of the first things confirmed in the teardown is the bigger battery — 1.28Wh as opposed to the first-generation Watch s 0.98Wh unit. This is in line with previous leaks, but it remains to be seen if the bigger battery will translate into better battery life. The reason being, Apple Watch 2 will come with a GPS chip, which is expected to improve health tracking capabilities without the need for it to be connected to an iPhone. But on the flipside, it will consume more battery when it is pinging your location. The upcoming wearable is also expected to be powered by a TSMC-built S2 processor, which is not only more powerful, but will no doubt consume more battery. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards
The video also claims that the overall design and size (38mm and 42mm) of the Apple Watch 2 will remain the same as its predecessor, but the display panel is thinner than before. Now it could translate into two things. On the one hand, the upcoming wearable could be slimmer than before, or Apple may have been forced to opt for a thinner panel to accommodate a bigger battery. Though the video also shows a new Force Touch gasket, it is currently unclear how Apple is improving the haptic functions. Based on the leaks we have come across so far, the Apple Watch 2 is also expected to boast some manner of IP certification to make the wearable resistant to dust and water.
Apple’s September 7 event kicks off at 10:30PM IST, and most are awaiting the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While the upcoming smartphones aren’t expected to look a lot different, there will still be enough changes to tempt buyers. These include a much better set of cameras with new features, a Touch ID sensor with Force Touch technology, water and dust resistance, as well as new color options. Another talking point will be the absence of the 3.5mm audio jack, and recent reports claim that Apple could be bundling in a pair of EarPods with a Lightning Connector and a 3.5mm-Lightning Port adapter. ALSO READ: 7 most anticipated features of the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus