Apple Watch Series 2

By MacRumors Staff
The second-generation Apple Watch, known as Apple Watch Series 2, debuted in September 2016. Compared to the original Apple Watch, the Series 2 models added GPS capabilities, water resistance, a faster dual-core processor, a larger battery, and a brighter display.

Apple Watch Series 2 Articles

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New Video Shows Thinner Display and Larger Battery for Apple Watch 2

Thursday September 1, 2016 8:05 am PDT by
Byte, a small British shop that sells Apple-certified accessories and repair parts for iOS devices, has shared new photos and a video that appear to show the Apple Watch 2's thinner display technology and larger battery. Photos: Apple Watch 2 parts on left, original Apple Watch parts on right The Apple Watch 2 display looks slightly thinner than the original Apple Watch display when placed...
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42mm Apple Watch 2 May Have 35% Larger Battery

Sunday August 28, 2016 1:38 pm PDT by
A purported photo of a larger 334 mAh lithium-ion battery destined for the Apple Watch 2 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, foreshadowing expected battery life improvements coming to the wrist-worn device. The battery is allegedly for the 42mm model, which currently has a 246 mAh battery, suggesting the next-generation 42mm model could have a 35.7% larger battery. The photo...
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Faster Apple Watch 2 With GPS, Barometer, Larger Battery, and Same Thickness to Launch Later This Year

Sunday August 7, 2016 8:23 pm PDT by
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note to investors today in which he predicts an all-new Apple Watch 2 will likely launch in the second half of 2016 with a faster TSMC-built processor, GPS, barometer, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery. Kuo, well connected within the supply chain, believes the second-generation Apple Watch will retain the same screen...
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Apple Watch Sales Remain Steady After 15 Months Despite Lack of Next-Generation Model

Tuesday July 19, 2016 9:44 am PDT by
Nearly fifteen months after the Apple Watch launched in the U.S. and eight other countries on April 24, 2015, new data shows that sales of the device have yet to experience an overly precipitous decline so far this year. Swiss bank UBS has issued a research note that projects Apple Watch sales totaled 1.7 million units in the June quarter, a somewhat surprising increase of 100,000 units...

Apple Steps up Procurement for New Apple Watch, Targets Late 2016 Debut

Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:55 am PDT by
Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch, according to sources from the supply chain (via DigiTimes). Shipments of chips and components for the second-gen Apple Watch are reportedly set to begin in the third quarter, indicating a launch later this year. Orders for the upcoming Apple Watch have been higher-than-expected, according to...

Apple Watch 2 Rumored to Include Cellular Connectivity Amid Push for iPhone Independency

Monday April 25, 2016 7:40 am PDT by
In a new article centered on the first-year sales of the Apple Watch, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on including cellular network connectivity and a faster processor in the so-called Apple Watch 2.There are relatively easy fixes for some concerns. Apple is working on adding cell-network connectivity and a faster processor to its next-generation Watch, according to people...
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More Suppliers Secure Apple Watch 2 Orders as Launch Inches Closer

Thursday April 14, 2016 5:25 am PDT by
With the Apple Watch 2 expected to launch in the second half of 2016, supply chain informant DigiTimes reports that Samsung and other overseas manufacturers have secured component orders for the next-generation device. Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering will fulfill the majority of system-on-a-chip production, while Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC will share a portion of...
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Up to 40% Thinner Apple Watch 2 Predicted to Debut at WWDC in June

Friday April 8, 2016 7:52 am PDT by
Apple analyst Brian White of Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton, who is currently on a Chinese tech tour, today issued a pair of research notes highlighting his upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone expectations through the end of 2016. Foremost, White cites a source who believes only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual camera system, echoing the same prediction made by often-accurate KGI...

Apple Watch 2 Not Likely to See March Debut [Updated]

Friday January 15, 2016 4:13 pm PST by
A December rumor pointed towards a possible March 2016 event to unveil a next-generation Apple Watch, but information shared today by TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino suggests a redesigned second-generation Apple Watch will not be coming so early in the year. That conflicts with some recent rumors suggesting trial production on the Apple Watch 2 is set to begin soon. Citing several sources with...
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Quanta May Begin Trial Production of Apple Watch 2 This Month

Wednesday January 13, 2016 4:24 am PST by
A new report out of China today points to an earlier than expected trial production of the unannounced "Apple Watch 2," expected to begin as soon as the end of January. According to Taiwanese website Commercial Times (via G for Games), the second generation of the Apple Watch will be manufactured by Quanta, which was also responsible for last year’s production of the original smartwatch....
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Apple Hiring for Health Technologies Team Ahead of Apple Watch 2

Tuesday January 12, 2016 8:48 am PST by
Apple has posted at least four job listings since November seeking biomedical engineers and technicians to join the research and development arm of its Health Technologies team, reports BuzzFeed News. Apple's current health and fitness initiatives include the Apple Watch, launched last April with a heart rate sensor and activity tracking, and ResearchKit, an open source medical research...

Apple Planning March 2016 Event to Unveil Next-Generation Apple Watch, iPhone 6c Possible Too

Tuesday December 8, 2015 8:28 am PST by
Apple may be planning to host an event in March of 2016 to unveil the next-generation Apple Watch, reports 9to5Mac citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. The updated device could then ship a month later in April, marking one full year between Apple Watch releases. Apple released the first-generation Apple Watch on April 24, 2015. Rumors about the second-generation Apple Watch started...
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Apple Seeking New Supplier to Help Manufacture Apple Watch 2

Thursday November 19, 2015 4:27 am PST by
Apple is currently searching for an additional supplier of next year's rumored Apple Watch 2, according to a new report from supply chain sources (via DigiTimes). The company is speaking with Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics to join Quanta Computer in the manufacturing of the next generation of the Apple Watch. The report cites a "weaker than expected" profit return for Quanta in regards ...

Quanta Reportedly Developing Next-Gen Apple Watch for 2016 Launch

Friday November 13, 2015 9:17 am PST by
Quanta Computer is reportedly working with Apple on development of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to Chinese-language website United Daily News [Google Translate]. The report is based on recent comments made by Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, who allegedly said development of Apple's next wearable device is underway. Quanta assembles the current Apple Watch. UDN claims the...

Apple Watch 2 May Arrive in Mid- to Late-2016

Monday September 28, 2015 10:30 pm PDT by
Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri claims the second-generation Apple Watch will arrive in mid- to late-2016, reports AppleInsider. The report also claims that the second Apple Watch would be thinner than its predecessor. Arcuri's research memo, based on a recent trip of Asian suppliers, also says Apple will ship 18 million Apple Watches by the end of 2015, with at least 45 million...
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Apple Watch 2 Said to Feature FaceTime Camera, Expanded Wi-Fi Capabilities and New Models

Thursday June 18, 2015 8:19 am PDT by
Apple is planning a second-generation Apple Watch with new features including a front-facing FaceTime video camera, expanded Wi-Fi capabilities and possibly additional models based on new materials, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims the so-called "Apple Watch 2" is likely to be introduced in 2016 following the release of WatchOS 2 and native Apple Watch apps in the fall. The new...