Apple Watch 2 Release Date, News & Update: Thinner ‘One Glass Solution’ Coming In The Fall?
Apple has a lot of stuff set to debut in the coming months, headlined no less by the iPhone 7. Aside from that, there is also the highly anticipated MacBook Pro 2016 and possibly the much awaited wearable – the Apple Watch 2.
The iPhone 7 and the MacBook Pro 2016 have been covered separately in recent days. This time around, tackling the next Apple wearable is in focus.
Apple Insider reports that suppliers are gearing up for the launch of the Apple Watch 2 which is expected to carry big improvements from the original one that came out in April, 2015. Among the enhancements include a thinner wearable and something that will make use of an OLED touchscreen display.
“One Glass Solution”
Of the leaks, the thinner display is something that should arouse the curiosity of many. A “One Glass Solution” (OGS) will headline the Apple Watch 2, taking over from the old touch panel used by the Cupertino company, DigiTimes reported.
The shift to the OGS resulted from unexpected technological issues. OGS is said to yield lesser problems for the device that will allegedly come out by the second half of 2016. Glass on glass is used in the OLED touchcsreen on the first-generation Apple Watch.
Aside from OGS, what else?
While that should be a marked improvement, potential Apple Watch 2 buyers are aching to know more about what to expect from the wearable.
Aesthetically, the Apple Watch 2 is not expected to carry a different look meaning the changes will mostly be from within. The screen is one so perhaps the internal chips and components as well as the connectivity functions will be better as well.
The Apple Watch 2 looms as a better wearable to use in the outdoors with better visibility. Aside from that, it remains to be seen what other surprises the second-gen Apple wearable will have for techies in the Fall.