Next-Gen 42 MM Apple Watch 2 Could Sport A 35% Larger Battery

Written by Martin Kovacs     29/08/2016 | 19:15 | Category: DEVICES

Apple Watch 2 speculation is running hot at the moment, with Apple's second generation smartwatch to potentially be unveiled in the near future, with a new report pointing to improved battery capacity.

Next-Gen 42 MM Apple Watch 2 Could Sport A 35% Larger BatteryMacRumors has reported that a purported photo of a 334 mAh lithium-ion battery for the 42 mm Apple Watch 2 has emerged on Chinese website Weibo, suggesting a 35.7 per cent larger battery could be on its way.

As reported by MacRumors, the photo, the veracity of which cannot be confirmed, doesn't give any indication as to what to expect for the 38 mm model.

In other recent news, Apple has reportedly been facing challenges incorporating cellular connectivity into its Apple Watch amid battery concerns.

Meanwhile, it has previously been reported that two new Apple Watch versions could be released in the 2016 second half, one with GPS and a larger battery.

As to when the release will take place, there is speculation the Apple Watch 2 could be unveiled next month along with Apple's next-gen iPhone 7.

The original Apple Watch was unveiled at the same time as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, although it did not hit the market until some time after release of the iPhones.